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Indicted Political Consultant Rick Gates Let Off House Arrest to Go Vote

By TheBlast Staff

Rick Gates might have conspired against the United States, but he still wants to do his patriotic duty.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Gates filed documents on Monday seeking permission to go vote. He is currently under house arrest after being indicted by a federal grand jury as part of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election.

The docs state, "Richard W. Gates III., by and through counsel, hereby moves this Court for permission to leave home confinement so that he may vote on Tuesday, November 7, 2017."

Monday afternoon, Gates' petition was granted by Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

"Defendant Gates is permitted to leave home confinement on November 7, 2017 to vote," the order stated. "Defendant must notify pretrial services of the voting location as well as the window of time needed for him to leave home and return."

Gates lives in the Virginia area, where the race for governor between Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican lobbyist Ed Gillespie is said to be the biggest election of the day.

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