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Update: Manafort faces charges of conspiracy against U.S.

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 30, 2017 11:10 AM
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Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Washington) -- Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy against the United States and other felony charges.

The indictments unsealed today in Washington contain 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money, failing to register as a foreign agent, false statements, and multiple counts of failing to file reports for foreign bank accounts.

Manafort, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Gates, of Richmond, Virginia, both turned themselves in to the FBI on Monday.

*An earlier version of this story appears below*

(Washington) -- President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have surrendered to federal authorities.

That's according to people familiar with the matter.

The charges are the first in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Details on the charges have not been released.

Manafort and Gates surrendered to federal authorities in Washington.

They are expected in court later today to face charges brought by Mueller's team. That's according to one person familiar with the investigation. A second person said that Gates had worked out an arrangement to turn himself in this morning.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss publicly an ongoing federal probe.

*Below is an earlier version of this story*

(Washington) -- The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to authorities.

Those are the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

The Times cited an anonymous person involved in the case.

Mueller was appointed as special counsel in May to lead the Justice Department's investigation into whether the Kremlin worked with associates of the Trump campaign to tip the 2016 presidential election.

The White House is declining comment on the report.

Administration officials also did not comment.

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