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Friday, May 18, 2018

The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The guilty plea agreement, which is under seal and has not been previously reported, could add to the legal pressure on Manafort, who is facing two indictments brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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As a close business partner, Yohai was privy to many of Manafort's financial dealings, according to the two people familiar with the matter and court filings in the bankruptcies of four Los Angeles properties in 2016. In addition to co-investing in California real estate, the two cooperated in getting loans for property deals in New York, Manafort's indictments show.

Mueller sent a team of prosecutors to interview Yohai last June, asking him about Manafort's relationship with Trump, his ties to Russian oligarchs, and his borrowing of tens of millions of dollars against properties in New York, Reuters reported in February, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 10:39 PM | Reply

What is a good gift for the first year anniversary of the special counsel's investigation? How about a new cooperating witness?

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-05-17 10:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Mueller better watch out, his next Nothingburger might come with a side of Polonium.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-17 11:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Drip drip drip drip....

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 07:02 AM | Reply

I guess Mr. Yohai has seen 'Shawshank Redemption' a few too many times, and was concerned about being characterized as a 'Mushy-Butt'...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2018-05-18 11:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

More and more this all seems like The Godfather, with crime families ratting each other out. Someone will wind up dead soon. Mark my words.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-18 11:49 AM | Reply


@#2 ... What is a good gift for the first year anniversary of the special counsel's investigation? How about a new cooperating witness? ...

I am wondering when the next round of indictments will appear and who will be targeted.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-18 12:45 PM | Reply

Never heard of him. Oh yeah... THAT Manafort's Former Son-in-law

He was just a coffee boy.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 01:01 PM | Reply

I'm getting fat from eating all of these nothing burgers.
I'll have another one with extra cheese and glop on extra secret sauce please. :)

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-05-18 05:14 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

when dealing with the trump cartel 'gift' is spelled with an R

#10 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-05-18 11:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hey, Donato! Paolo wants to know where's that damn pardon you -----------?

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-05-19 07:25 AM | Reply

"Hey, Donato! Paolo wants to know where's that damn pardon you -----------?"

But can the President pardon crimes prosecuted by the state of NY? No. They are f****d. Leavenworth no, Sing Sing yes.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-19 08:51 AM | Reply

DANNI

True. But we don't know how many other gremlins Mr. Mueller has in his Pandora's Box that have yet to be unleashed.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-05-19 10:12 AM | Reply

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