Report: Paul Manafort, 70, Suffered ‘Cardiac Event’ While Imprisoned
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has been hospitalized after suffering a “cardiac event,” according to ABC News.
Manafort has been serving his seven-and-a-half-year sentence for charges related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in a federal correctional institution in central Pennsylvania.
Todd Blanch, Manafort’s attorney who has represented him since his conviction, told ABC News that he was informed that Manafort would not be appearing at his scheduled court appearance on Wednesday.
The longtime Republican strategist, 70, is reportedly stable and could be released soon.
Manafort appeared in court in a wheelchair citing serious medical conditions related to his diet in 2018 and sought a lighter sentence due to health issues.
He was convicted of eight felony counts, including five counts of filing false tax returns, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failing to disclose a foreign bank account, and is slated to be released on Christmas Day 2024.