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Russia probe indicts former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort
Former Trump campaign manager and Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates received indictments for alleged conspiracy and money-laundering on behalf of pro-Russian interests.
By Mae Owen
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Feb 17, 2018

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates are under indictment on multiple counts of "conspiracy against the United States," Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced in an indictment that his committee unsealed early Monday. The indictment, which went out Friday,states that Manafort and Gates had worked together to represent pro-Russian political factions in Ukraine and to hide their work from the U.S. government while laundering any payments from their clients through foreign bank accounts.

Manafort turned himself in to the FBI's Washington office Monday and was scheduled to make initial appearances at the U.S. District Court in Washington in the afternoon with Gates. The two men are the first indictments that Mueller has made as part of his probe of Russian interference in last year's elections and possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

According to Mueller's indictment, Manafort and Gates were taking payments up until 2014 from the pro-Russian government of the now-former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, as well as his party, the Party of Regions. In 2016 through 2017, the two men allegedly laundered more than $75 million in payments and laundered it while hiding it from U.S. regulators in 2016 and 2017.

The indictment does not mention the Trump campaign. But the alleged activity coincides with Manafort's stint as Trump campaign chairman, which lasted March-August 2016. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said that the indictments offer proof that Trump's circleand maybe Trumphave real dirt that Mueller's investigation may uncover.

"The chairman of Donald Trump's campaign and his deputy have been charged with conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, and making false statements all related to their work to promote a pro-Putin regime," said Perez. "Paul Manafort and Rick Gates ran Trump's campaign and continued to be a part of his inner circle after Election Day."