Manafort faces conspiracy, money laundering, false report charges

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been charged with 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, according to the office of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort’s former business partner and protegé Rick Gates, who was ousted from the pro-Trump group America First Policies in April, has also been charged.

The charges are related to work done by Manafort and Gates on behalf of a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine, for which the government alleges they were paid tens of millions of dollars that they then laundered “in order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities.”

via Manafort faces conspiracy, money laundering, false report charges | TheHill

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