From Prison, Manafort Gives Up Connecticut Law License

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, departs Federal District Court, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Paul Manafort is a triple threat: convicted felon, shady lobbyist and attorney.

But he’s dropping the third title, at least in his home state of Connecticut, moving to resign from the Connecticut bar and surrender his license.

The move preempts a disbarment hearing that Manafort faced over his Connecticut law license, scheduled for Feb. 7, the Hartford Courant reports.

“He has never maintained an office in Connecticut and is not employed by any law firm in Connecticut,” Manafort attorneys Frederic Ury and Anthony LaBella wrote in a court filing cited by the Courant. “Mr. Manafort has no clients in the state of Connecticut and he has no appearances of record before any state or federal court in this jurisdiction.”

Manafort is accused of violating a plea agreement he entered into in September with the special counsel.

A street in New Britain, the Connecticut town where Manafort grew up and where his father Paul Manafort Sr. was mayor, also recently voted to change the name of a street named after the elder Manafort to emphasize the “senior,” distancing it from the prodigal son.

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