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Gates Ready to Plead Guilty and Turn on Manafort, Report Says

  • Mueller builds pressure on Manafort in money-laundering case
  • Plea expected in next few days in Washington, paper reports
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Bloomberg’s Bill Faries discusses the plea.Source: Bloomberg

Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide indicted in October with Paul Manafort on charges of money laundering and illegal foreign lobbying, has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Gates will admit to fraud-related charges in the next few days and agree to testify against Manafort, who worked for several months as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in the 2016 presidential election, the paper reported, citing people familiar with the case whom it didn’t identify.