Mar 8, 2018

Manafort enters not guilty plea on bank, tax fraud charges

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Paul Manafort. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Paul Manafort has pleaded not guilty today to charges in Virginia brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, Reuters reports. His trial is scheduled for July 10, per CNN.

Background: Mueller brought a total of 32 new charges against Manafort and his associate Rick Gates in February, which cited bank fraud and false tax return filings.

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