Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty to Mueller’s Fraud Charges

(From The Guardian)

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Thursday to additional criminal charges ranging from bank fraud to filing false tax returns. His trial will begin on 10 July.

US special counsel Robert Mueller brought the charges as part of a wide-ranging investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, possible obstruction of justice, and alleged financial crimes by Manafort and others.

Trump has denied that his campaign colluded with Russia.

Manafort has also pleaded not guilty to separate charges including conspiracy to launder money and conspiracy against the United States. His trial on those charges is due to begin on 17 September.

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