Paul Manafort is appealing a Washington, D.C., federal judge’s decision to revoke his pretrial release.
The former Trump campaign chairman’s lawyers, Kevin Downing, Thomas Zehnle and Richard Westling, notified U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District of Columbia of their plans Monday to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. That notice came 10 days after she revoked his pretrial release.
Jackson sent Manafort to jail after special counsel Robert Mueller’s office accused Manafort of attempting to tamper with witnesses while out on bail. Westling had attempted to persuade Jackson that Manafort did not pose a physical danger to the community, and that Manafort did not know he was contacting potential trial witnesses.
Nonetheless, Jackson revoked his bail on June 15. His lawyers asked Jackson to stay her ruling pending appeal that morning, but she denied that bid as well. Manafort has since been kept at the Northern Neck Regional Jail, in Warsaw, Virginia.
Manafort faces counts of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice, money laundering and making false statements, among other charges in D.C.
His lawyers also notified Jackson on Monday they will appeal her decision to dismiss their civil complaint against the Department of Justice and the special counsel in January.
In addition to the district court in Washington, Manafort also faces a trial in another criminal case in the Eastern District of Virginia. That trial, which will be overseen by Judge T.S. Ellis III, is expected to take place late July. The D.C. trial is scheduled for September.