Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and his longtime business partner turned themselves in to the FBI on Monday morning, following indictments from the team led by Special Counsel Bob Mueller.
Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and his reported “right-hand man” Rick Gates face 12 separate charges, including “conspiracy against the United States,” money laundering, and failing to register as lobbyists for foreign entities, including the Putin-backed former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.
The charge sheet, which you can read embedded in full below, describes schemes in which:
- Manafort and Gates allegedly stashed tens of millions of dollars overseas and never reported it to the federal government.
- Gates laundered about $3 million from offshore accounts, and Manafort laundered about $18 million. “More than $75,000,000 flowed through the offshore accounts,” according to the indictment.
- While lobbying on behalf of Yanukovych, Manafort and Gates never registered as representing foreign interests — as required by federal law — and took steps to obfuscate the association.