Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday announced 16 charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, including residential mortgage fraud, attempted mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy, reports The Hill.
Prosecutors, who announced the charges within minutes of his sentencing in federal court in Washington, D.C., said Manafort engaged in the mortgage fraud scheme over the course of roughly a year, from December 2015 until January 2017.
The 11-page indictment alleges that Manafort falsified business records to obtain millions of dollars in mortgage loans.
“No one is beyond the law in New York,” Vance said in a statement.
“I thank our prosecutors for their meticulous investigation, which has yielded serious criminal charges for which the defendant has not been held accountable,” he added.
The new charges stem from an investigation that began in March 2017, Vance said.