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Robert Mueller, the special counsel, brought new charges Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates.

A grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, returned a 32-count indictment that includes charges of bank and tax fraud. Manafort and Gates were charged with 12 counts, including money laundering and failure to register as a foreign agent, in October. Both men pleaded not guilty, and U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has not yet set a trial date for the case in Washington, D.C.


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In a status report filed in the district court in Washington, D.C., lawyers for the special counsel said they were prepared to bring the new charges in D.C., but that one of the defendants would not waive his right to venue. The document did not specify which defendant it was.

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Cogan Schneier

Cogan Schneier is a Washington, D.C.-based litigation reporter covering D.C. courts, national litigation trends, the Justice Department and the federal judiciary. She is the author of Trump Watch, an email briefing that covers the Trump administration and its imprint on the law.

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