A federal grand jury has indicted Paul Manafort, former chairman of the Trump campaign, on 12 charges including money laundering and conspiracy against the United States.
The indictment, which was unsealed Monday morning, states that Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates conspired to obstruct the function of governmental agencies — namely the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury — by failing to report business entities held overseas. It states that he laundered $18 million through offshore accounts and did not disclose foreign business entities. It also details Manafort’s involvement in Ukrainian politics and alleges that he lobbied members of congress on behalf of Ukrainian officials without registering as such.
The federal grand jury charges are the result of an ongoing probe by DOJ special council Robert Mueller who’s been tasked with investigating if and to what extent members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials throughout the 2016 presidential election.
Manafort will reportedly turn himself in today.