Rick Gates, who was indicted along with his business partner Paul Manafort, is upset that he cannot celebrate Christmas, drive his kids to school, and work like he used to.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s co-defendant and business partner Rick Gates is seeking to be released from house arrest to take his kids to school, celebrate Christmas and continue working for his consulting business. Gates, 45, is now arguing that it’s a burden on his wife to take the couple’s children to school and pick them up each day.
The indictment alleges that Gates used the money from his scheme with Manafort to underwrite his profligate lifestyle.
According to the indictment against him, Gates used the money to pay his children’s tuition at a private school and fund improvements to his home in a wealthy neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, where the family bought a house in 2007 after taking out a $1.5 million loan.