Manafort's D.C. Guilty Plea

Bump and Update 9/15/18: I have uploaded Paul Manafort's plea agreement here. It's 1.2 MB, so give it a minute to load. Same for the Statement of Facts in support of the Plea (1.4 MB) which I've uploaded here.

****Original Post 9/14/18*****

Paul Manafort is pleading guilty this morning in D.C. to two charges in an information which will also resolve the conduct in the counts in Virginia that the jury couldn't reach a verdict on.

It's going to cost him.

According to the charging document, Manafort will forfeit his home in the ritzy Hamptons section of New York's Long Island, properties in New York City and property on Edgewood Street in Alexandria, Virginia, In addition, Manafort will forfeit all of the money contained in four bank accounts and a life insurance policy.

The charges are here and the exhibits supporting them are here.

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    Allen Douchawitz (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 01:13:51 PM EST
    Says "it opens up lots of door not opened before.  For Mueller this is a big gain because he has access "to somebody" in the campaign.  Not the administration blah blah blah..."

    Bub by Allen.  You fu@k.

    The taxpayers (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Sep 15, 2018 at 05:05:16 PM EST
    and justice dept now own a condo in Trump Tower.

    You gotta love that.

    You know what else you gotta love? (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Sep 17, 2018 at 06:23:24 AM EST
    The next time you hear wingbats complain about the cost of Mueller's investigation, you can tell them that Manafort's $46 million asset forfeiture more than pays for it.

    I believe they (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Sep 17, 2018 at 07:55:33 AM EST
    Have turned a profit so far.  And the have not even gotten to the Trumps.

    I think the country is (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Sep 15, 2018 at 10:38:22 PM EST
    So over Trump in a majority kind of way.

    The nation marinated in the vileness, now we're getting the dry rub.

    Super nasty

    Two conspiracy counts (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 12:11:37 PM EST
    one wide-ranging but subject to a single five-year one-count max, and the other, separate, to obstruct justice in a particular respect. Likewise a 5-year max. So two more felony convictions. Unrestricted agreement to cooperate with Mueller, but nothing revealed to suggest it involves either the campaign ("collusion" with Russia, for example) or Tr*mp's personal affairs.

    His lawyer says (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 12:15:40 PM EST
    He wanted to "make sure his family could be safe."

    Witness protection.

    Managing a Cinabon in Nebraska


    PS (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 01:03:39 PM EST
    Subpoena alert

    The GJ is meeting today.  It's only 2:07 eastern


    Peter G (none / 0) (#14)
    by linea on Fri Sep 21, 2018 at 09:37:54 PM EST
    I'm sorry, this is off-topic. Peter can you please tell me if `talkleft at gmail dot com' is still a valid addy or is there a different email I should use to contact Jeralyn?

    site violator (4.20 / 5) (#15)
    by fishcamp on Sat Sep 22, 2018 at 08:45:40 AM EST
    That's not the address (none / 0) (#16)
    by Peter G on Sat Sep 22, 2018 at 01:21:27 PM EST
    that I have and use.

    Okay? (none / 0) (#17)
    by linea on Sun Sep 23, 2018 at 04:31:55 PM EST
    How do find the addy?

    Try looking over to the right (none / 0) (#18)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Sep 23, 2018 at 05:06:22 PM EST
    To that link that says "email"

    I would start there


    Actually (5.00 / 2) (#19)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Sep 23, 2018 at 05:10:20 PM EST
    To avoid any confusion it says



    The guilty plea (none / 0) (#5)
    by KeysDan on Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 03:12:42 PM EST
    puts a ten-year "cap" on prison time. Wonder if that means a recommendation of between, say, 14 days and 10 years, depending on just how cooperative Manafort proves to be.  

    I'm betting it does (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Sep 14, 2018 at 08:18:32 PM EST
    Mueller never cared about Manafort.

    My two favorite factlets from today -

    Manafort admitted guilt in the 10 counts the VA jury hung on and the amount of money taken from Manafort more than pays for the Mueller investigation so far.


    Cohen (none / 0) (#13)
    by FlJoe on Thu Sep 20, 2018 at 05:10:26 PM EST
    (without a cooperation agreement) has already had his time in the barrel
    President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has participated over the last month in multiple interview sessions lasting for hours with investigators from the office of special counsel, Robert Mueller, sources tell ABC News.

    and it's not about pron stars either
    has focused primarily on all aspects of Trump's dealings with Russia -- including financial and business dealings and the investigation into alleged collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign and its surrogates to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.
    now it's Manafort's turn but he may have a hard act to follow.