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.
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Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers annouced that the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has entered into a settlement with the Department of Justice regarding its liability for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), specifically concerning its work for the government of Ukraine, which was commissioned in part by Paul Manafort.
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The special counsel's office has filed a superseding criminal information in the case against Paul Manafort. The document is available here and below. The plea agreement and statement of offense are also available below.
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