Paul Manafort to Plead Guilty to Reduced Charges in Deal with Prosecutors

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has agreed to plead guilty to reduced charges as part of a deal with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to a document filed with the court on Friday.

Prosecutors inside the case dropped all 5 of seven charges pending against Mr. Manafort, along with the details of the plea agreement were to be laid out publicly in federal court in Washington within hours.

This kind of will be not clear whether Mr. Manafort will cooperate with Mr. Mueller’s team in its investigation into Russian interference inside the 2016 election along with related questions about possible collusion by the Trump campaign along with obstruction of justice by Mr. Trump.

As part of the deal, the government will seize four of Mr. Manafort’s homes as well as the money in quite a few bank accounts, the documents say.