The federal grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has returned a new 32-count indictment charging ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and aid Rick Gates with federal tax and bank fraud allegations.
The charges, which stem from Manafort and Gates’ work as political consultants and lobbyists for the Ukrainian government and politicians, include failing to report income including subscribing to false U.S. individual income tax returns and assisting in the preparation of false U.S. individual income, according to court documents.
The two men were also charged with failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts and bank fraud.
“From approximately 2006 through the present, Manafort and Gates engaged in a scheme to hide income from United States authorities, while enjoying the use of the money,” the indictment reads.
The Hill adds:
Both men had already been charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and pleaded not guilty to the charges last year. However, Gates is reportedly nearing a plea deal with Mueller and will testify against Manafort.