Fraud Plea Pits Gates Against Manafort In Russian Probe
Fraud Plea Pits Gates Against Manafort In Russian Probe
Former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates will plead guilty to fraud. As part of the plea agreement, Gates will testify against Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted the pair last year. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. According to anonymous sources familiar with Gates’ defense, Gates will change his plea in federal court sometime this week.

By changing his plea and testifying against Manafort, Gates will likely receive a significant reduction in his sentence. Investigators say they have substantial fraud evidence against both Gates and Manafort. The two were political consulting partners and operated as unregistered agents of the Ukranian government. Federal prosecutors say that Manafort and Gates laundered millions of dollars through domestic and international corporations. They also conspired to evade US taxes.

The Mueller probe has already secured guilty pleas from three other individuals. They include Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn, foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos and also Richard Pinedo, a Ventura resident.

Federal fraud attorney

When you face federal fraud charges, hire an experienced fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in both federal and state courts. He will fight aggressively for your freedom, and he takes federal defense cases in any federal circuit in the United States.

Federal prosecutions can be frightening. The federal government has significant resources to put up against defendants. The cost of hiring expert witnesses and building an effective defense can be exorbitant. That’s why many federal defendants simply choose to plead guilty.

It is possible to defend yourself against federal prosecutors, but you need an experienced federal defense attorney on your side.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County fraud case.

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