Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied repeatedly to the feds after making a plea agreement to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, prosecutors charged Monday.
Manafort, 69, now faces a stiffer prison sentence as the result of his August conviction in Virginia and for his guilty plea in a separate Washington, D.C. case.
“After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement,” Mueller’s team said in a three-page court filing.
They said details of Manafort’s “crimes and lies” would be filed at a later date.
Manafort was convicted over the summer in a Virginia federal court on eight counts of financial fraud.
He avoided a second criminal trial in Washington by pleading guilty in September to conspiring to defraud the U.S. and conspiring to obstruct justice, admitting to financial crimes connected to his secret lobbying work for a pro-Russian political party and politician in Ukraine.
In the court papers, Manafort insisted he supplied “truthful information” and denied misleading prosecutors.
Both sides asked the judge in the case to set a sentencing date.
Muller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.