Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law Jeffrey Yohai, who divorced Manafort’s daughter last year, has reportedly signed a plea deal with the Justice Department and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors, two people with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
Manafort, who ran Donald Trump’s campaign for three months during the summer of 2016, is the highest-ranking official from the Trump campaign to be indicted by Mueller. He is currently facing 44 charges ranging from tax evasion to bank fraud in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and is set to go on trial later this year.
Yohai, a former business partner of Manafort, may be asked to help Mueller in his prosecution of Manafort in an effort to pressure him to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors, the sources told Reuters.
The Hill adds:
Yohai, whose plea agreement is under seal, has reportedly not been told specifically how he will be called upon to cooperate.
He pleaded guilty misusing construction loan funds and a bank account overdraft charge following an investigation into his real estate and bank dealings that predates the special counsel’s probe, Reuters reported on Wednesday.