Manafort pleaded not guilty in a Virginia courtroom to additional charges ranging from bank fraud to filing false tax returns that were brought by Robert Mueller, the USA special counsel for the Russian Federation probe.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis scheduled the trial to begin on July 10.
He appeared in the federal court in Washington on February 28 to plead not guilty to 17 grand jury charges of conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, lying to federal agents and failing to register as a foreign agent.
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The grand jury indictment accuses Manafort of hiding from the Internal Revenue Service tens of millions of dollars he earned advising pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.
He was also outside the courthouse where former national-security advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, holding a double-sided sign that read, "People power vs. Putin power" on one side and "Manafort, Flynn, who's next?" on the other. Another trial on federal charges in Washington D.C.is scheduled to begin on September 17 and likely to stretch for several weeks.
These charges would bring a likely sentence of 15 to 20 years in prison if Manafort was found guilty. The split in venues, prosecutors explained, is because the alleged crimes also occurred in the Eastern District.
Among those indicted are 13 Russians accused of engaging in a multiyear effort to tilt the election in Trump's favor using social media platforms, secret operatives and political rallies in the U.S.
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The other former Trump associates who have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors are Trump's former national security adviser Mike Flynn and ex-campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.
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The case is the second linked to the Mueller probe.
He was pictured holding a sign that read "Blood Money" outside the federal courthouse in which former Trump advisor Rick Gates pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges. He requested the Justice Department rescind Mueller's appointment.
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