Former Trump campaign chief faces arraignment in Virginia

Paul Manafort gets a trial date

Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges In Russia Probe

The hearing is set for 1 p.m. He did not speak in court and did not respond to reporters' questions as he arrived and left the building.

The trial related to the charges set in the Washington court will begin on September 17.

None of the charges against Manafort make reference to alleged Russian interference in the election nor the accusations of collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign.

A federal judge in Alexandria on Thursday set a July 10 trial date for Paul Manafort. "I love you boo", one Twitter user wrote.

Manafort's lawyer, Kevin Downing, said his "rosy glasses" hope was it would not begin until November, or after the Washington trial presumably had ended.

That agreement requires him to offer information on any matters that special counsel Robert Mueller deems relevant.

Manafort also faces bank fraud charges in Virginia not directly related to his work in Ukraine.

Manafort pleaded not guilty to 18 counts, including charges of bank fraud and tax evasion involving tens of millions of dollars that he allegedly used to buy bespoke suits, antique rugs, expensive homes and cars.


Manafort is also accused of having altered a slew of financial statements connected to a consulting business he shared with partner Richard Gates. They say he used funds from secret offshore accounts to enjoy a life of luxury.

Newly released court documents show that a federal judge reprimanded Paul Manafort for breaking a gag order she had imposed on his case. Deripaska sued Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates in January for $25 million in damages stemming from a failed business deal. He faces up to 15 years on the charges of filing false tax returns and up to 20 years on the charges of failing to report foreign bank accounts.

None of the charges brought against Manafort specifically involve Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

"The new allegations against Mr. Manafort, once again, have nothing to do with Russian Federation and the 2016 election interference/collusion", Maloni said.

"It seems like the government is setting itself up" for "duplicative motions" and a "risk of inconsistent rulings and motions", Jackson said.

The case is the second linked to the Mueller probe.

The Justice Department responded with a 35-page brief last week, saying Manafort could not use a civil lawsuit to attack ongoing criminal proceedings.

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