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Feds move to seize control of Manafort's Trump Tower condo, other properties

Trump Tower stands along 5th Avenue in Manhattan as police stand guard outside on March 12, 2016 in New York City.

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WASHINGTON -- The federal government is moving to take control of a Trump Tower condo belonging to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The property is one of several that Manafort agreed to forfeit under a plea deal last month with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller.

In a court filing Friday, prosecutors said the government would take control and custody of the Trump Tower condo and a luxury estate in the Hamptons, on Long Island, on or after October 20. Mueller is also moving to seize other New York properties of Manafort's as well as funds from different bank accounts. 

The special counsel previously listed some of the properties that he could have to give up, including the following:

  • Brooklyn, New York apartment on Union Street
  • New York apartment on Howard Street
  • Watermill, New York property at 174 Job Lane
  • Arlington, Virginia property on Edgewood Street
  • Funds from three bank accounts, a life insurance policy and an investment account

Manafort pleaded guilty last month to charges related to his Ukrainian political consulting work and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation. In August, Manafort was found guilty on eight out of 18 counts of financial crimes in his first trial in Virginia.  

Manafort has been in jail since June 15, when Jackson revoked his bail for violating the terms of his release.