The Billionaire Who Helped Donald Trump Lose the 2016 Election

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been charged with federal money laundering and obstruction of justice, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Manafort, who served as Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016, faces charges in the indictment that allege he conspired to illegally funnel money to two political committees to support his son-in-law and future presidential candidate, Donald Trump Jr.

Manzahn was arrested on Tuesday in a Washington, D.C., hotel room where he was being held on $10 million bail.

Manitra was accused of providing a false statement to federal investigators in an attempt to cover up the illegal transactions.

He is accused of lying about the nature of his business dealings.

In January 2016, Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign adviser, agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle charges that they conspired with a Russian lawyer and another associate to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering in December.

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