Rick Gates—who served as deputy to Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort and was recently indicted on 12 counts stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation—is asking a U.S. District Court judge to allow him a temporary reprieve from house arrest so he can attend a “New Year’s event.”


Gates was ordered under home confinement and GPS monitoring back in November, and granted temporary release to vote during the Virginia elections. Later that month, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Gates’ request to travel over Thanksgiving and Christmas and to drive his children to school. In her denial, Berman urged Gates to work with Mueller’s team to secure a bail package. A later request for solely Thanksgiving travel was later granted.

Earlier this month, Gates was granted court permission to leave home confinement for a weekend after securing enough collateral to make his $5 million bond conditions. Still, as Politico reports, he was ordered to keep the court abreast of “the precise times and locations of the two events” he wanted to attend.

In his request, Gates noted he was denied the chance to “take a longer trip with the family … for the New Year’s holiday” and is instead hoping to attend “events” within 60 miles of his home.