Corrected: Rick Gates files motion to leave house arrest for New Year's Eve party
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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, is seeking a brief reprieve from house arrest to attend New Year's Eve activities with his family.

Gates, who was a business associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortMueller asks for delay in Gates sentencing: filing Mueller targets Stone in final push 5 things to know about new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker MORE, filed a request on Thursday asking Judge Amy Berman Jackson if he could "accompany his family to events for the New Year's Eve holiday from Sunday, December 31, 2017, through Monday, January 1, 2017."


The holiday events are located less than 60 miles from Gates's home in Virginia, according to the documents. 

The latest request comes after Jackson denied a previous request from Gates to take a longer trip outside of Virginia for New Year's. 

Gates has been under house arrest since October when he was charged with crimes including money laundering and neglecting to register as an agent of a foreign government. The charges stem from Mueller's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's election meddling. 

Jackson denied a November request from Gates asking if he could leave his home periodically to drive his children to school. 

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the judge had approved Gates's request. On Friday, Judge Jackson denied the request to leave house arrest on New Year's Eve. This story was updated on Dec. 29 at 4:16 p.m.