Judge denies Rick Gates request to leave house arrest for New Year’s Eve party
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A judge on Friday denied a request from Richard Gates, who was indicted in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's Russia probe, to leave house arrest to attend a New Year's Eve party.


Gates, a business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortMueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe Hillicon Valley: Russia-linked hackers hit Eastern European companies | Twitter shares data on influence campaigns | Dems blast Trump over China interference claims | Saudi crisis tests Silicon Valley | Apple to let customers download their data Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report MORE, had asked to "accompany his family to events for the New Year's Eve holiday from Sunday, December 31, 2017, through Monday, January 1, 2018."

Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected Gates on Friday, saying the motion was not filed before a court-mandated deadline.

Gates has been under house arrest since October, when he was charged with crimes including money laundering and failing to register as a lobbyist for a foreign government. The charges come from Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling and any potential collusion with the Trump campaign.

The judge previously granted, in part, a request from Gates to attend events outside his home over the Christmas holidays. But an order detailing which events he was allowed to attend was sealed. 

Judge Jackson previously denied a request from Gates to leave house arrest to drive his children to school.

This story was last updated at 4:51 p.m.