New indictment hits Manafort, Gates with tax and bank fraud charges

Past practices offer few clues about where special counsel Robert Mueller might take the Russia probe — and then what might happen when it's over

Past practices offer few clues about where special counsel Robert Mueller might take the Russia probe — and then what might happen when it's over

Manafort suspect that he promised Kalka, President of the Bank, Federal Savings Bank, work in the White house in exchange for housing loans in the amount of $16 million According to the channel, Manafort received from the Federal Savings Bank three loans in the period from late 2016 to early 2017.

Mr. Calk, who was a member of the Trump campaign's economic advisory panel and overlapped with Mr. Manafort on the campaign, said a year ago the loans to Mr. Manafort were "absolutely not" related to his role in the campaign.

The indictment unsealed on Thursday includes allegations of wrongdoing as recently as January 2017 and alleges that Manafort and Gates were desperate for cash when their lobbying business dried up, after pro-Kremlin Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was forced to flee to Russian Federation after being ousted from power.

On 15 February, Mr Gates finalised a plea deal with Mr Mueller's office, indicating he will co-operate in the election investigation. Mr Gates was also an official on the Trump campaign.

Lawyer van der Zwaan's father-in law is Russian billionaire German Khan, the founder of the privately-owned Alfa Bank.

On Tuesday, Skadden Arps released a statement saying it had fired van der Zwaan previous year, and it "has been cooperating with authorities in connection with this matter". The report, authored by Skadden Arps, focused on the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a political foe of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, whose political party was a client of Gates and Manafort.

References to those loans have popped up in recent court filings related to the negotiations over Manafort's bail proposal, which involves properties he had put up as collateral for the FSB loans.

He lied to investigators about his contacts with Gates and another unnamed person.

Patrick Brackley, the attorney who will accompany Nunberg to visit Mueller's team, could not immediately be reached for comment.

On Tuesday, an associate of Gates pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the course of the Russian Federation investigation.

Mueller explained in a status report that some of the new charges could not be brought in Washington without the approval of the defendants.

Federal Savings has been "fully cooperating" with the special counsel and will continue to do so, the spokeswoman said.

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