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Manafort nears plea deal with Mueller: report

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has reached a tentative plea agreement with special recommend Robert Mueller to avert an upcoming trial, ABC News reported late Thursday. CNN additionally reported the two facets were near a plea agreement. The deal is anticipated to be introduced in court docket Friday, ABC reported, although it was unclear if he'll agree to cooperate with prosecutors in the investigation into Russian election interference. Last month, Manafort was convicted on 8 counts of financial institution and tax fraud. His upcoming second criminal trial, scheduled to begin next week, comes to fees of fraud and failing to file as a overseas agent.

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