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Former Trump aide removed from plane at Miami International Airport

Paul Manafort was removed without incident Sunday
Posted at 11:08 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 11:08:47-04

MIAMI, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump adviser Paul Manafort was removed from a plane at Miami International Airport before it took off for Dubai because he carried a revoked passport.

Miami-Dade police confirmed Wednesday that Manafort was removed from an Emirates Airline flight without incident Sunday night. They directed further questions to U.S. Border and Customs Protection.

That agency did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Manafort led former President Donald Trump’s campaign for several months during the 2016 presidential race, but was ousted after revelations about his business dealings in Ukraine. He was later convicted of financial crimes, serving time in prison before being released in May 2020 because of the pandemic.

Trump pardoned Manafort in December 2020, shortly before leaving office.