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Attorneys representing Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign moved on Friday to force the president’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to forfeit assets purchased with funds he hid from U.S. authorities in foreign bank accounts.
A court document submitted by Mueller’s attorneys Friday afternoon called for Judge Amy Berman Jackson to grant Mueller’s request to seize five properties in New York owned by Manafort as well as a life insurance policy and three bank accounts.
The article goes on to state the following:
Forfeiture of the assets identified as part of Manafort’s scheme to hide millions of dollars made lobbying for pro-Russia parties in Ukraine was agreed upon in a plea agreement signed by Mueller and Manafort last month following the former Trump associate being found guilty on eight counts in his Virginia trial.
“[T]he defendant admitted to the forfeiture allegations in the Information and agreed that the following property constitutes or is derived from proceeds traceable to the offense alleged in Count One,” the court document states, while noting that two of the New York properties were substitutes for assets unable to be seized by the government.
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Mueller filing in Manafort case: “The government will take custody and control of the real property commonly known as 721 Fifth Avenue.” Otherwise known as Trump Tower.
— Eric Tucker (@etuckerAP) October 5, 2018
In other news, Mueller’s team reports in new court filing that it wants to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo and his estate in the Hamptons “on or after October 20, 2018,” part of the broader forfeiture in his plea deal.
— Gary Armstrong (@vanityman) October 5, 2018
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