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Prosecutors call Manafort’s crimes ‘longstanding,’ ‘bold’

In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Federal prosecutors on Friday called Paul Manafort’s tax and bank fraud “serious, longstanding, and bold” but did not recommend a specific punishment for his convictions in Virginia. Federal guidelines call for President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman to spend 19 ...

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Judge finds Manafort lied to Mueller probe about contacts with Russian aide

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. As jurors weigh Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case taking place in Alexandria, Va., Manafort still has another, separate trial looming in the nation’s capital. Neither case involves allegations of Russian election interference or possible coordination by the Trump campaign, which are at the heart of Mueller’s larger investigation. But President Donald Trump has expressed a keen interest in Manafort’s fate as he seeks to publicly undermine Mueller's probe. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

WASHINGTON – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller III about matters close to the heart of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The judge’s ...

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Hollywood bit player had curious walk-on role in Manafort loan

Joey Rappa has spent decades on the fringes of Hollywood. He was a production associate on “The Nutty Professor’’ and an assistant to Keanu Reeves. Recently he played an unlikely bit part — front man for a company seeking to ...

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Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spinning off from the special counsel’s Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to people familiar with ...

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How Mueller can use the Manafort plea to get around the White House – if he wants

WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday accused Paul Manafort – President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman – of breaching his cooperation agreement. In doing so, Mueller may have created the opportunity to release information outside of grand jury ...

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Mueller says Manafort lied after pleading guilty, should be sentenced immediately

Prosecutors with Special Counsel Robert Mueller said Monday that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement, accusing President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman of lying repeatedly to them in their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Manafort denied doing ...

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Special counsel ready to dismiss counts against Paul Manafort, prepare for sentencing

Prosecutors say they are ready to move ahead with Paul Manafort’s sentencing in Alexandria, Virginia, federal court and would dismiss several outstanding charges against him if told to by Judge T.S. Ellis III. But the special counsel investigating Russian interference ...

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Federal judge orders new Manafort hearing

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The federal judge who oversaw Paul Manafort’s prosecution in Virginia is questioning one of the terms of a plea deal that saved President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman from facing a second trial in the District of ...

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Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. As jurors weigh Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case taking place in Alexandria, Va., Manafort still has another, separate trial looming in the nation’s capital. Neither case involves allegations of Russian election interference or possible coordination by the Trump campaign, which are at the heart of Mueller’s larger investigation. But President Donald Trump has expressed a keen interest in Manafort’s fate as he seeks to publicly undermine Mueller's probe. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. The ...

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Manafort plea could help both sides

WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort discusses a possible plea deal, he may finally succumb to the intense pressure brought by prosecutors to cooperate and the long odds of emerging unscathed from a second trial ...

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Manafort discusses possible plea deal

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. As jurors weigh Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case taking place in Alexandria, Va., Manafort still has another, separate trial looming in the nation’s capital. Neither case involves allegations of Russian election interference or possible coordination by the Trump campaign, which are at the heart of Mueller’s larger investigation. But President Donald Trump has expressed a keen interest in Manafort’s fate as he seeks to publicly undermine Mueller's probe. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Days before in-person jury selection is set to begin in his second trial, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is in talks with the special counsel’s office about a possible plea deal, according to two people with knowledge ...

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