- Paul Manafort, president Donald Trump’s former campaign chair, said his father-in-law died and asked a judge to allow him to attend the funeral in New York
- Manafort has been accused of conspiracy and money laundering and had a new indictment filed against him by special Counsel Robert Mueller
- Manafort’s deputy, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty to the two charges in federal court in Washington, DC and is working with Mueller on the Russia probe
A former Trump aide who has been charged with conspiracy and money laundering by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is seeking permission to travel to New York so he can attend a family member’s funeral.
Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chair, filed court papers saying that his father-in-law died on Saturday and asked the judge overseeing his criminal case to allow him to attend the funeral and related services. Manafort was placed on home confinement at his Virginia residence.
Manafort has been married to his wife, Kathleen, since 1978. The funeral and burial will take place Monday and Tuesday on Long Island.
Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was charged with conspiracy and money laundering
In a court filing, Manafort said his father-in-law died and asked the judge overseeing his criminal case if he could attend the funeral in New York. Manafort is pictured above with his wife, Kathleen
The 68-year-old campaign manager, who worked with Trump for several months in 2016, was indicted in October with his business partner Rick Gates on charges related to their lucrative lobbying work for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians.
Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian ties to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, charged Manafort and Gates with conspiracy and money laundering.
Mueller accused the business partners of secretly paying European politicians more than two million euros to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. They were also accused of duping banks into lending them money and other charges.
Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators. He’s also cooperating with Mueller’s Russia probe.
Manafort, who maintains his innocence and is not cooperating with Mueller, was indicted yet again on Friday, just hours after Gates pleaded guilty.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted Manafort and his business partner, Rick Gates, on several charges accusing them of secretly paying European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine
Gates (center) pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators. He’s also cooperating with Mueller’s Russia probe