Paul Manafort just has no luck where law enforcement is concerned. The corrupt little man was already under house arrest for his alleged crimes, but ended up going to a real jail anyway because he got caught tampering with a couple of witnesses in the case against him.
So now he’s sitting in jail trying to figure out ways to keep from going to prison. Either he or his attorney thought it would be a good idea to try and suppress evidence, and they asked a judge to do just that. But the judge answered them with a resounding no.
Reuters reported that Manafort had asked the judge to suppress evidence taken from a storage unit by special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigators. Manafort said the evidence was taken without his permission, and that an FBI agent got one of his employees to give access to the storage unit. The employee who unlocked it was listed on the lease for the unit and the agent then obtained a warrant to seize business records stored there. Because the FBI had the consent of the lessee, District Court Judge Amy Jackson ruled that the search was legal saying,
‘Law enforcement agents do not need a warrant to enter a location if they have voluntary consent.’
So there we have it…Manafort will not be able to weasel out of the evidence against him. Manafort must really be scared about what was stored in that locker, or he wouldn’t be trying to suppress it. When criminals commit illegal acts, the smart ones know where the smoking gun evidence is hidden, and they certainly don’t want it to see the light of day. Manafort has allegedly committed so many crimes, the evidence against him must be mountainous. Who knows whether Robert Mueller has found all of it. Hopefully he has because someone like Paul Manafort deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison.
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