Mueller: Paul Manafort violated plea deal by lying to feds

Mueller: Paul Manafort violated plea deal by lying to feds

Robert Mueller's team has submitted a new court filing which claims that Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement by lying to investigators "on a variety of subject matters".

Manafort said in the same filing he disagreed with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's assertion that he lied to investigators.

"A breach relieves the government of any obligations it has under the agreement".

That means Manafort, who was previously accused of tampering with a witness, may not get any breaks on his sentence he might have received for cooperating with Mueller's probe, the special counsel said.

While not a fatal blow, the failure to secure Manafort's cooperation has damaged the credibility of an individual with deep ties to Russian Federation and who prosecutors had hoped would prove to be a valuable witness, a former federal prosecutor said. "He believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government's characterization or that he has breached the agreement".

Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy and witness tampering on September 14, nearly a year after he was first charged and following his conviction by a jury in a separate but related case on eight tax and banking crimes.

He was convicted by a jury in August on tax and bank fraud charges in the other case in Virginia.

Instead, they derived from his work for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and his pro-Moscow political party between about 2005 and 2014.

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Mueller revealed the charge in a court filing Monday that indicated Manafort has violated the plea deal he made in the investigation by lying numerous times to the FBI. That included his work on the Trump campaign as well as his Ukrainian political work, which remains under investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY.

Emails and testimony by other witnesses showed that Papadopoulos had repeatedly reported his Russian Federation contacts and meetings to the Trump campaign, raising suspicions of collusion.

They do argue this leaves Manafort exposed to the possibility of a more severe prison sentence under federal guidelines.

But immediately after that, Papadopoulos declared he had been entrapped by United States and foreign intelligence services and alleged that Mifsud was a CIA operative who was part of a broader campaign to damage Trump.

As part of his plea agreement, Manafort pledged to "co-operate fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly" with the government "in any and all matters" prosecutors deemed necessary.

Even though Mueller's team alleges he's breached his plea agreement, Manafort must comply with the prosecutors' demands going forward.

He faced up to 10 years in prison under the deal and will also forfeit four of his properties and the contents of several bank accounts.

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