Paul Manafort has reached a tentative plea deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller.
It’s unclear whether the deal, which will likely be announced Friday, involves a cooperation agreement.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal defense attorney, said Thursday that he is not worried about Manafort cutting a plea deal because Trump’s team is convinced he won’t say anything damaging about the president.
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Paul Manafort has tentatively reached a plea deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller, ABC News reported on Thursday.
Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, was convicted on eight out of 18 counts related to tax and bank fraud last month, and he was set to face a second trial in Washington, DC, beginning next week.
The second indictment charged him with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering, and failure to register as a foreign agent.
ABC News reported that the plea deal is expected to be announced in court on Friday, and that it’s unclear whether it involves a cooperation agreement.
Manafort’s lawyers have been in talks with Mueller’s team about a plea deal for at least the last few weeks. Jury selection for his second …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Life