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URGENT - Mueller accuses Manafort of witness tampering

(CNN) -- The Special Counsel's Office has accused Paul Manafort of attempting to shape potential witnesses' testimony...

Posted: Jun 5, 2018 12:10 PM
Updated: Jun 5, 2018 12:10 PM

(CNN) -- The Special Counsel's Office has accused Paul Manafort of attempting to shape potential witnesses' testimony and has asked to send him to jail as he awaits his trial, according to a filing in DC District Court on Monday night. Manafort is currently out on house arrest and a $10 million unsecured bail, and is awaiting a trial in Virginia scheduled for late July and a trial in DC scheduled to begin in September. He has pleaded not guilty to charges related to his failure to disclose his lobbying work for a foreign government. Tampering with a witness is a crime in itself — and it's one Manafort has not yet been charged with.

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