Paul John Manafort Jr. is an American lobbyist, political consultant, former lawyer, LIAR and PROFESSIONAL convicted felon.  A long time Republican Party campaign consultant, he joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team in March 2016, and was campaign chairman from June to August 2016. Wikipedia

Born:   April 1, 1949 (age 70 years), New Britain, CT


SpouseKathleen Manafort (m. 1978)

ChildrenJess BondAndrea Manafort

EducationGeorgetown University Law Center (1974), Georgetown University (1971), St. Thomas Aquinas High School

ParentsPaul J. Manafort Sr.Antoinette Marie Manafort

When Paul Manafort was first charged by prosecutors last year, court documents read like the opening scene of lives of the rich and famous:

From multiple properties complete with gardens manicured in the form of an “ " for the GOP operative’s name to high-priced shopping sprees to custom-made suits.  The former Trump campaign chairman enjoyed what special counsel Robert Mueller's team called a "lavish lifestyle."

But the veteran political strategist has been held in jail for the last several months after prosecutors accused of him witness tampering, and the government has tentatively seized his accounts at three different banks.

And now, in his deal announced last Friday with Mueller, Manafort's high priced life just experienced a major rollback. Manafort will forfeit approximately $21.7 million in property and other assets as part of his plea deal with the government.


To avoid a second trial in a Washington, D.C., court, he pleaded guilty to two federal counts as part of that deal, which also requires his cooperation with the special counsel. The deal comes after Manafort was found guilty last month in his first trial in Virginia of evading taxes on more than $60 million of income earned working for Ukrainian politicians.

Manafort will give up three different bank accounts, a life insurance policy and five properties scattered about New York, including three condos in Manhattan. Market values of these properties in documents presented to the court were redacted, but estimates can be found on property listing website

Among the three condos to be forfeited is Manafort’s Trump Tower apartment on Fifth Avenue, which is estimated to be worth $3 million in market value, according to Zillow. The two other Manhattan condos in Soho and in Chinatown are valued at $3.2 million and $4.1 million, respectively.

The most expensive of his properties: a 10-bedroom mansion south of Bridgehampton, in Long Island, New York, worth $7.3 million, according to Zillow. Manafort’s seven-bedroom home in Brooklyn, also to be forfeited, is listed as $4.1 million on Zillow.