Former Trump campaign chairman
A court filing Friday shows a plea hearing is set for later in the morning.
The plea deal would allow Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in
Manafort was convicted last month of eight financial crimes in a separate trial in
Prosecutors had filed new charging documents against Manafort. The charges in Friday’s filing were contained in a criminal information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and typically signals a deal has been reached.
Manafort’s second trial would have been related to his Ukrainian political consulting work, including failing to register as a foreign agent.
Prosecutors have filed new charging documents against former Trump campaign chairman
The charges in Friday’s filing were contained in a criminal information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and typically signals a deal has been reached.
The charges include conspiracy against
Manafort is expected to appear in court later Friday morning.
It’s unclear whether any agreement with prosecutors would require him to cooperate with special counsel
Manafort was facing a second trial set to begin on Monday in
A court hearing was scheduled Friday for
Several media outlets reported that Manafort is close to a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The New York Times said it was unclear whether such an agreement would include his cooperation in special counsel
The developments were first reported by
Manafort has already been convicted of financial fraud in