the Ruling puts an end to several weeks of dispute between the Manaforts lawyers and investigators. Manaforts side has claimed that the lies that have been not have been intentional.
to jeopardise the deal that was supposed to give Manafort for a lighter punishment. The verdict against him is expected in march and experts believe that he runs the risk of sitting in prison for ten years.
It was in september that Manafort was an agreement with the prosecution, and after it he lied, inter alia on its contacts with the Russian business partners during the presidential campaign and after the elections.
Prosecutors argue that the contact has links to the Russian intelligence service, and have investigated whether he was involved in the Russian attempt to influence the outcome of the us elections in 2016, writes the New York Times.
one of several Trump-employees who been caught for having lied to Rysslandsutredarna about their contacts with the russians – including Michael T. Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, George Papadopoulos, a former kampanjrådgivare and Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime fixer and lawyer.
Prosecutors said in november that Manafort had broken his agreement with the prosecution by lying, and therefore excluded from opportunities to obtain a milder punishment, something that the judge by the ruling endorsed.
Trump's presidential campaign is tied closer to Russia
Mueller accusing Manafort for the five significant liesLink to the graphics
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