Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Judge Rules Manafort Lied While Under Cooperation Agreement

By Matthew Kahn
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:15 PM

On Wednesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Paul Manafort made intentionally false statements to the special counsel’s office while subject to a cooperation agreement. Accordingly, Judge Jackson ruled that “the Office of Special Counsel is no longer bound by its obligations under the plea agreement, including its promise to support a reduction of the offense level in the calculation of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for acceptance of responsibility.” The full order is below.