Jul 17, 2018

Judge denies Manafort's request to move trial

Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort arriving to court. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

A federal judge rejected former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's request to relocate his bank-fraud trial from Alexandria, Virginia to Roanoke, Virginia, reports Politico.

Why it matters: Judge T.S. Ellis III ruled that the scrutiny and attention in Manafort's case has not "disrupted the judicial serenity and calm" he is entitled to.

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