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Manafort Pleads Guilty To Two Criminal Charges

15 Sep 2018, 00:07 GMT+10

Paul Manafort, a former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump, has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal counts brought by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

According to court documents filed on September 14, Manafort has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

The charges in the filing were part of a criminal information document, which can only be filed with a defendant's consent and often signals that a plea deal in which the defendant has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors has been reached.

With reporting by Reuters and AP

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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