Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed at the Paul Manafort trial Friday that he has been threatened during proceedings. Because of the threats, he is now traveling everywhere with U.S. marshals and refusing the release the names of the jurors.
*** BREAKING ***— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) August 17, 2018
Judge Ellis just revealed in open court that he has been threatened over the Manafort case and refused to reveal the names of jurors.
“I don’t feel right if I release their names,” Ellis said. “I think there would be a substantial amount of people afraid... to do so would create a risk of harm to them.”
Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is currently facing 18 counts of tax evasion, bank fraud and secret foreign bank accounts after being charged by special counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing investigation into Russian collusion.