Manafort Pleads Not Guilty In Second Round Of Mueller Charges

Casey Dawson
March 10, 2018

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will face trial in Virginia before he faces trial in the District of Columbia.

Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann responded that only 18 of the counts directly apply to Manafort; the other 14 apply to Manafort's associate, Richard Gates, who struck a plea deal last month and no longer faces charges in Virginia. The bracelet will join the original tracking device he was assigned last month, after he pleaded not guilty to Washington, D.C. -based charges.

A protester threw a Russian flag at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Thursday as he was leaving a courthouse after pleading not guilty to tax and fraud charges in the second case brought against him by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis put Manafort on home confinement and set a trial date of July 10, according to a report in The Washington Post.

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Gates and Manafort were both charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, tax fraud and money laundering stemming from lobbying and consulting work related to Ukrainian politicians who are strong allies of Russian Federation. Manafort's trial in Washington begins in September.

The charges are not directly related to election interference but revolve around Manafort and Gates's lucrative lobbying on behalf of pro-Russian political figures in the Ukraine. Republicans, who control the committee, have not decided whether they would do so. Downing said the charges against Manafort go beyond the authority of Mueller's mandate, and advised the judge he will move to dismiss the case on those grounds. If convicted, Manafort will face up to 305 years in jail.

Lawyers told the judge details of a $10 million bail package was still being finalised, which ultimately could lead to easing of restrictions on Manafort's movements. Prosecutors say that after his business there dried up, Manafort fraudulently secured over $20 million in loans in part by using his real estate as collateral.

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