WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The legal team of Paul Manafort, former US President Donald Trump's campaign manager, who has been on home confinement on charges of money laundering and working as an unregistered foreign agent, offered a US court to post $12.5-million-worth of assets in a bail package to ensure Manafort appears for the trial he is facing.
After Manafort's arraignment on Monday, the political consultant has been released to home confinement on a $10-million personal recognizance bond, meaning that Manafort would pay the sum if he failed to appear in the court.
In the letter, Manafort also pledged to limit his travel to Washington, DC, Florida, New York, and Virginia.
Manafort and his campaign deputy and former business associate Richard Gates, have been indicted for money laundering and working as unregistered foreign agents for the Ukraine government, among other criminal counts. The indictments came as part of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
Both Trump administration, and Moscow, have repeatedly denied the allegations of collusion. Russia has also denied allegations of meddling with the US vote, saying that such actions contradicted the principles of Russia’s foreign policy.