Ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort charged in 12-count indictment, pleads not guilty – media
Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager to President Donald Trump, and a business associate were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and violating federal lobbying and banking laws, the federal special counsel said on Monday, according to Reuters.
"The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts," the counsel said in a statement, Reuters reported.
Read alsoNYT: Paul Manafort, who once ran Trump campaign, surrenders to F.B.I.According to CNN, the special counsel announced on October 30, 2017, that Manafort was indicted along with former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates.
Manafort and Gates entered not guilty pleas before a federal magistrate judge on the same day, CNN said. Lawyers spoke for them, entering the pleas.
Manafort and Gates did not speak other than to state their names.
Gates was represented by a public defender.