What You Need to Know: Paul Manafort

Criminal trial for Paul Manafort set to begin in Virginia; Manafort drops civil case against Mueller

Jury selection is scheduled to get underway Tuesday in federal court in Virginia in the criminal trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

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Manafort is charged with bank fraud, tax evasion, witness tampering and obstruction of justice

He’s also facing separate charges for not disclosing consulting work he did in Ukraine and is charged with money laundering and undisclosed foreign lobbying in federal court in Washington. The trial on those charges is expected to get underway in September.

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Manafort has maintained his innocence in both cases and has pleaded not guilty.

Meanwhile, Manafort dropped a civil case against special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday. He withdrew his appeal of a judge’s decision to throw out his civil case against Mueller, according to CNN.

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Manafort first filed the suit against Mueller, the Department of Justice and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in January, CNN reported, but in April, a federal judge dismissed the case. Manfort then appealed.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse on May 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Manafort was indicted last year by a federal grand jury and has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him including, conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, and being an unregistered agent of a foreign principal.
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