Paul Manafort, the second chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, has violated his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to prosecutors according to the Washington Post. Manafort now faces more than a decade behind bars.
Prosecutors with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III said Monday that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement by lying repeatedly as they questioned him in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Manafort denies doing so, and both sides agree that sentencing should be set immediately.
The apparent collapse of Manafort’s cooperation agreement is the latest stunning turnaround in his case, exposing the longtime Republican consultant to more than a decade behind bars after pleading guilty in September on charges of cheating the Internal Revenue Service, violating foreign lobbying laws and attempting to obstruct justice.