Paul Manafort treated like a ‘VIP’ in prison, court documents show


Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is treated like a “VIP” in prison, according to new court documents filed Wednesday.

The documents were filed by federal prosecutors opposing Mr. Manafort’s request to delay his Virginia trial for months. Mr. Manafort’s attorneys have sought to push back his trial until fall, alleging his incarceration has made it difficult to communicate.

But the government in opposing court filings painted a picture of Mr. Manafort being treated like a king in prison, noting that he has access to a personal telephone, laptop with extension chord for private use in his own unit and access to all documents.