Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

Judge Orders Trump Associate Tom Barrack Held on Federal Charges

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A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Thomas Barrack, an ally of former President Donald Trump, to remain in jail until at least Monday. An attorney for Barrack, 74, of California, agreed during a hearing in federal court in Los Angeles that his client could remain detained until a hearing next Monday after prosecutors submitted written arguments saying he should be denied bail as a risk to flee. Prosecutors said the seriousness of the charges against the defendant and the strength of evidence weighed against giving Barrack bail. They also said he poses a significant flight risk because of his personal wealth, access to private aircraft, and history of international travel. Barrack, Trump’s inaugural committee chair, is accused of acting as an agent for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite lacking the proper registration. Charges unsealed Tuesday showed two other men were also charged. Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, 43, a UAE …

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