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Paul Manafort and special counsel reach
plea agreement to avert second trial

Los Angeles Times, by Del Quintin Wilber

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/14/2018 10:08:02 AM

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has reached a deal with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to avert a second trial on federal charges stemming from his lucrative work for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak on the record. Prosecutors with Mueller’s office filed new criminal charges Friday in the case. The charges, which replace the existing indictment of Manafort, were done as a “criminal information,” a legal document that can only be filed with the defendant’s consent.

These filings usually indicate a plea deal has been reached.

A lawyer once explained to me that plea deals are for the guilty and the innocent.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/14/2018 10:14:58 AM     (No. 11757978)

I should have mentioned that this was an anonymous report from someone not authorized to speak. You know that drill.

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