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Manafort Wants Charges In Virginia Dismissed, Calls Mueller Probe 'Blank Check' - Source KXL-AM Portland

Posted on Mar 29,2018
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Source KXL-AM Portland

WASHINGTON, DC. — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking a federal judge to dismiss the most recent charges against him, arguing that special counsel Robert Mueller’s additional indictment in Virginia surpassed the scope of his mandate to investigate Russia meddling in the 2016 election.

The 18-count indictment Mueller filed in Virginia charges Manafort with money laundering and tax evasion, among other counts, and comes after Manafort was indicted on similar charges in Washington, D.C.

Manafort faces multiple felony counts handed up by grand juries in Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va., where he lives.

One of Mueller’s prosecutors said during Manafort’s arraignment earlier this month that the defense had chosen to fight the additional charges in Virginia instead of having them be consolidated in the Washington court.

Source KXL-AM Portland



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