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Trump consultant Paul Manafort’s Brooklyn brownstone is targeted again

July 26, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

A box labeled “American Fascism” was left at Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s brownstone in Carroll Gardens on Tuesday. One NYPD spokesman said it was investigated as a suspicious package but only contained a “God Bless America” pin. A second spokesman later said the box contained trash, according to Gothamist.

Manafort, a lawyer and political consultant, was indicted by a federal grand jury last October on charges linked to his consulting work for Ukraine’s former pro-Russian government in 2014. He was charged with conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts and more. He is now in jail awaiting his trial, which is slated to begin on July 31.

According to The New York Times, Manafort never lived in the house at 377 Union St., but has commissioned renovations on it at various times. Neighbors have erected a satirical sign declaring it “The House that Brought Down a President,” and photographer Amy Finkel left a pumpkin carved with Robert Mueller’s likeness there last Halloween, Gothamist reported. If Manafort is convicted, the house would be subject to forfeiture.

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