Judge rejects Manafort bid to ease bail conditions
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A federal judge on Monday denied former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortREAD: Hannity, Manafort messages released by judge Manafort, Hannity talk Trump, Mueller in previously undisclosed messages FBI, warned early and often that Manafort file might be fake, used it anyway MORE's request to ease his bail conditions. 

District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said some of the assets Manafort had put forward to post for bail were connected closely to pending bank fraud charges against him in a separate case in the Eastern District of Virginia.


Jackson said the bank fraud charges are “not under the jurisdiction of this court and could give rise to remedies outside of this court’s control,” according to Reuters. 

She said Manafort would be able to resubmit a new $10 million bail package.

Manafort has pleaded not guilty to charges brought in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE's Russia investigation. The charges against him include money laundering, tax and bank fraud and failing to register as a foreign agent for his Ukraine lobbying work. 

The former campaign chairman has unsuccessfully worked to gather $10 million in assets for bond, in order to ease his house arrest conditions, amid other legal skirmishes with Mueller's team. 

Manafort on Friday filed a motion to suppress evidence that Mueller's team found in a storage locker in Virginia, saying the Mueller unlawfully had access to the business records in the unit. 

Meanwhile, it was revealed last week that Mueller moved to seize three of Manafort's bank accounts last year just one day before indicting him.