(From The Daily Caller)
Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law Jeffrey Yohai has agreed to a plea deal with the Justice Department, forcing him to cooperate with officials on other criminal probes, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has leveled two indictments against Manafort — the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s election campaign — that include charges of bank fraud and tax evasion. Manafort has pleaded not guilty on all allegations.
Yohai used to work with Manafort as a business partner and was once married to his daughter. Yohai’s guilty plea agreement is sealed, but the fact it exists could put legal and public pressure on Manafort. As of yet, however, the deal could have been struck to guarantee Yohai’s cooperation in a completely separate investigation, according to Reuters.