Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed with Colleague in Russia

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed with Colleague in Russia

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WASHINGTON * While facing several felony charges, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort worked on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague "assessed to have ties" to a Russian intelligence service, according to court papers filed Monday by prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller.

In a court filing, prosecutors say Manafort and the colleague sought to publish the op-ed under someone else's name and intended it to influence public opinion about his work in Ukraine. The op-ed was being drafted as late as last week, with Manafort currently under house arrest. Prosecutors did not name the colleague but noted the person is based in Russia.

Manafort faces several felony charges involving allegations of money laundering and other financial crimes related to his political consulting work in Ukraine. …

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