TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 14, 2018
Former campaign chairman for President Trump, Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty in federal court today as part of a plea agreement, Fox News reports. Manafort will avoid a second trial and will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election. Manafort faced seven counts of foreign lobbying violations and witness tampering. In a separate trial in August, Manafort was found guilty of eight counts of federal tax and banking crimes.