Paul Manafort Agrees to Plead Guilty in Mueller Probe
14 September, 2018, 18:45 | Author: Ted Wilson
Regarding the Washington case, Manafort was accused of acting as an unregistered foreign agent, conspiring to launder money, and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department about the nature of his work.
The charges were contained in a criminal information, which can only be filed with a defendant's consent and usually signals a deal has been agreed.
It's unclear if Manafort will become or has become a cooperating witness, but some reports say the plea agreement appears to suggest he will. Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort, but the president has not publicly ruled it out.
Trump's former fixer and lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted financial crimes and is helping federal prosecutors in NY.
One of the potential witnesses against Manafort was Sam Patten, who pleaded guilty on August 31 to failing to register as a Ukrainian agent.
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Manafort, convicted by a Virginia jury last month on bank and tax fraud charges, was due to go on trial a second time on related charges in Washington.
A court filing Friday shows a plea hearing is set for later in the morning.
The punishment that Manafort may receive related to his D.C. case, and any cooperation he may have offered the government, weren't immediately clear.
Manafort's legal team blamed most of his problems on former business partner Rick Gates, who pleaded guilty this year and testified against Manafort in Virginia.
Manafort was accused of concealing from the IRS tens of millions of dollars in proceeds from his Ukrainian patrons and conspiring to launder that money through offshore accounts in Cyprus and elsewhere.
Manafort attended the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in which Kremlin-backed attendees promised to offer damaging information about Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton. Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated. And it was Jackson (a Barack Obama appointee) who, earlier this year, removed Manafort's home detention status and ordered him jailed for tampering with witnesses. "Such respect for a fearless man!"
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