Trump-Russia investigation: Manafort 'close' to guilty plea deal with Mueller to avoid second trial

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www.independent.co.uk—US president's former campaign chairman convicted of tax and bank fraud last month

Paul Manafort reportedly close to Mueller plea deal to avoid second trial. Reports say Manafort, who was convicted on eight counts of fraud last month, likely to enter guilty plea in court on Friday Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, is close to reaching a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid a second trial on further criminal charges, according to reports. Related: Trump falsely claims Hurricane Maria death toll was made up by Democrats Continue reading...