Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign manager, Paul Manafort, faces 12 charges of defrauding the US over his dealings with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.
Manafort, and one of his business associates, Rick Gates, are accused of laundering more than $18m (£14m) through offshore financial institutions to conceal purchases of property, goods, and services from US authorities.
The charges against Manafort and Gates are the first to arise from the wide-ranging investigation, led by former FBI director Robert Mueller, into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 US presidential election. Both sides deny the claims.
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Source: The Descrier