Gates’ legal representatives say two people are willing to post property for his $5M bail

Rick Gates, who served as the deputy to former Trump marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is facing expenses along with Manafort including cash laundering and making false statements. | Andrew Harnik/AP Gates’ legal professionals say two people are willing to post house for his $5M bail

Lawyers representing former Donald Trump marketing campaign staffer Rick Gates filed a motion Thursday notifying the court that he has enlisted the help of two people willing to post their house as collateral to help guarantee his $5 million relationship conditions.

Gates’s attorneys said that they had presented Mueller’s business office with the two individuals willing to put up their house on Gates’s behalf and that those individuals had been interviewed by the particular prosecutor’s team. Gates’s legal professionals did not identify the people and their filing noted that that they had asked Mueller’s team not to recognize them either, in order to protect their privacy.

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Gates, who served seeing that the deputy to former Trump marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is facing expenses along with Manafort including cash laundering and making false statements. The expenses do not relate with the pair’s function for the Trump marketing campaign but instead with their lobbying function in Ukraine. Both males have pleaded not guilty.

In later November, Manafort reached a bail deal with prosecutors to pledge four properties worth about $11 million in trade for freedom from house confinement.

The court set bail for Gates at $5 million but said he could possibly be detained at home until his bail arrangements are made, leaving only for meetings with his legal team, court appearances or medical or religious reasons. Gates and his workforce have yet to agree on bail plans with Mueller’s business office and the court.

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A previous request to escape home confinement to travel for Thanksgiving and Holiday, drive his youngsters to school and extracurricular activities and continue his lobbying function was denied.

In the action filed Thursday, Gates’s team requested that he be allowed to leave his home twice over the weekend, once to volunteer at a school-sponsored mother or father event on Saturday and again on Sunday to coach at a youth sporting event.

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