Russian Probe Paul Manafort plea deal court filing

Manafort to Cooperate with Mueller in Plea Deal | Russian Probe

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges under terms of a plea deal. In cooperation with the special counsel’s Russian probe, the plea will give Manafort a maximum sentence of ten years of prison time, and he will also forfeit substantial amounts of his personal property.

Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann told the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. that Manafort has agreed to cooperate as a potential witness with the special counsel probe led by Robert Mueller, which will cancel a second trial for Manafort that was scheduled to begin in Washington in September, as well as dismiss 10 mistrial counts from Manafort’s August, 2018 Virginia trial.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders immediately released a statement saying, “This had absolutely nothing to do with the president or his victorious 2016 presidential campaign. It is totally unrelated.”

The full filing from the Special Prosecutor’s office can be found here.

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