Manafort "made many false statements to the FBI, OSC and the big jury on issues that were important to the investigation," including his contacts with his Russian assistant during the campaign, and later, Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote on Wednesday . Manafour was convicted of various financial crimes in August, and then interrupted the deal to plead guilty to two charges of conspiracy and counterfeiting witnesses in September. accounts for another unseen criminal investigation by the Ministry of Justice and his relationship with his longtime associate in Russia Konstantin Kilimnik while he was campaign chairman and later. received for its statutory accounts "substantial for the investigation".
Manavort is still bound by what he has agreed to in the request. so that he will not be able to withdraw his guilt. But the conclusion releases Muller's office from his contractual obligations, seeking to reduce his sentence for his co-operation.
Muller's spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment.
Manafor's lawyers say he's not deliberate.
The judge reviewed the vast copies and evidence that would give her a window in Muller's work, and her decision shows that Mannorth's lies were serious enough to disrupt his co-operation.
Jackson said the Special Attorney's office did not show it completely. that he "deliberately made false statements" on two fronts where prosecutors say he lied: about his interactions with White House employees or the role of Kilimnik in an attempt to influence witnesses Mannorth has admitted in his legal basis.
said they did not have plans to introduce further charges against Mannorth. But the revelations on Wednesday that Manavourt has misled prosecutors have further deviated from his upcoming statements. In the end, he will receive two convictions that could serve for decades in prison, one for financial sentences and one for blame recognition.
Jackson had to present the first sentence on March 1
The two judges who will condemn Mannorth will weigh, among other things, whether he has taken responsibility for his actions.
Prosecutors and the defense team revealed what happened in the Manavourt interviews at a four and a half hour closed court session last week, then again in a closed hour and 45 minutes on Wednesday afternoon.
at the first closed session, prosecutors described the Manaport meeting with Kilimnik on August 2, 2016, according to a later copy. At the meeting in 2016, prosecutors and the defense team confronted the question whether the Manaport campaign president discussed a Kilimnik plan for the Ukrainian peace that could have consequences from the US sanctions against Russia. Some of the contacts that Muller and the news broadcast from 2016 between the Russians and Trump's campaign employees focused on sanctions, such as the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 with Michael Flynn's campaign leaders and calls with the then Russian ambassador Sergei Kissalyk