Paul Manafort is the latest terrible person who says he should be released from prison because of Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic is being seen as a get-out-of-jail free card for imprisoned creeps. Bill Cosby is trying it. So is Michael Cohen and Lee Baca. If Jeffrey Epstein was still alive you know his swarm of lawyers would be trying to spring him, too.

The latest imprisoned creep who thinks he's too special to be locked up is Paul Manafort, who is serving 7½-years for "tax evasion, failing to report foreign bank accounts, witness tampering, and engaging in unregistered lobbying for foreign interests," as reported by Politico.

"Mr. Manafort is at a high risk of contracting COVID-19 at FCI Loretto due to his age and pre-existing health conditions, and it is imperative that Mr. Manafort be transferred to home confinement immediately in order to minimize the likelihood of Mr. Manafort contracting or spreading the potentially fatal disease," [Manafort lawyer Kevin] Downing wrote in a letter obtained by Politico.

According to The Washington Post, "Federal prosecutors declined to comment on Manafort's request."

Image: By Alexandria Sheriff's Office – Alexandria, Virginia Detention Center, Public Domain, Link