The federal judge presiding over Paul Manafort’s tax-evasion case confirmed Friday that he has received multiple death threats since the beginning of the trial; adding he now travels with US Marshals to ensure his safety.
“U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III made the comments as the jury deliberated for the second day, and as he rejected a motion to release information about the jurors. He said he’s confident the jurors would be threatened as well if their information was public,” write Fox News.
“The Marshals go where I go,” Ellis said, confirming the existence of his recent security detail.
The judge’s comments come after a number of news outlets requested he publicly release the names of the jurors in the Manafort trial, citing a potential safety hazard for those involved.
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