Manafort, Gates surrender to Mueller, source says (CNN link): Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates surrendered Monday to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
Gates is a longtime business associate of Manafort, having worked together since the mid-2000s, and served as his deputy on the campaign.
Manafort arrived at the FBI's Washington field office Monday morning. He and Gates were indicted under seal on Friday, the source said. The two are being processed separately, according to a law enforcement official. They will later be transported to federal district court in Washington later Monday morning.
The indictments are expected to be unsealed later Monday. The extent of the charges was not immediately known.
CNN has reached out to lawyers for Manafort and Gates.
Manafort’s former business partner and protegé Rick Gates, who was ousted from the pro-Trump group America First Policies in April, has also been charged. The charges are related to work done by Manafort and Gates on behalf of a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine, for which the government alleges they were paid tens of millions of dollars that they then laundered “in order to hide Ukraine payments from United States authorities.”
Manafort and Gates, “together with others, knowingly and intentionally conspired to defraud the United States by impeding, impairing, obstructing and defeating the lawful governmental functions of a government agency, namely the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury,” prosecutors argued in a sprawling 31-page indictment unsealed on Monday morning.
The two have been charged with laundering tens of millions of dollars “through scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships and bank accounts,” according to the indictment.