Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort hospitalized after cardiac event, reports say

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been hospitalized since last week after suffering an unspecified cardiac event while serving his sentence for convictions related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to multiple reports.

Manafort, 70, has been recovering since Thursday at a hospital in Pennsylvania, ABC News reported. Manafort's attorney, Todd Blanche, confirmed to the New York Daily News and Reuters that Manafort remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Unidentified sources told ABC News that Manafort was stable Tuesday and could soon be released from the hospital.

Last year, Manafort’s attorneys said he suffered gout for several months that was at times severe enough to require that he use a wheelchair

Manafort was sentenced in March to serve 7 1/2 years in prison after he was convicted of conspiring against the United States, conspiring to launder money, and bank and tax fraud charges connected to lobbying work he did for pro-Russia forces in Ukraine. The charges brought against Manafort did not touch on work he did for Trump.

He’s been imprisoned at Pennsylvania’s Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto, with an expected release date of Christmas 2024, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

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