Another Federal Grand Jury Has Indicted Paul Manafort And Rick Gates
23 February, 2018, 05:02 | Author: Kim Reid
Manafort, who helmed the Trump campaign during the summer of 2016, had already been indictedin October on a charges of conspiracy against the United States, failure to register as a foreign agent and several financial crimes, including conspiracy to launder money.
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Gates' initial defense lawyers withdrew from representing him in the Russian Federation investigation earlier this month following his decision to bring on attorney Tom Green, who was reportedly working to negotiate a plea deal for his client.
They were able to defraud banks because of the tens of millions of dollars they earned doing Ukrainian political work and lobbying from 2006 until 2015, the prosecutors allege.
The indictment comes amid ongoing turmoil in the Manafort and Gates defense camps.
The latest development follows a flurry of indictments handed down form the special counsel's office, including another indictment on Tuesday issued against Alex Van Der Zwaan, who was charged with lying to both the special counsel's office and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents regarding his communications with Gates.
Manafort would later receive three separate loans from Calk, who reportedly went against the advice of other officials at his bank to issue the loans.
Both men were charged with conspiracy to launder money in October.
Mueller's investigators are probing whether there was an arrangement between Calk and Manafort related to the loans, according to NBC News, which cited two people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Anonymous sources told NBC that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether or not Manafort made the offer to Stephen Calk, the president of the Federal Savings Bank.
Manafort previously denied any wrongdoing regarding his mortgages. Lawyers for Manafort and Gates did not immediately return a request for comment from CNBC. Gates, per the indictment, also obtained some $3 million via the offshore accounts.
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