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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrenders to FBI

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI Monday morning. News broke Friday evening that the first charges had been filed in the Russia investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

Manfort turned himself in Monday morning, walking through the front door of the FBI’s Washington D.C. office.

Rick Gates, a former Manafort business associate, was also told to surrender Monday morning. Gates also had a relationship with the Trump campaign, and last September, Reuters reported that Gates worked as the Trump campaign’s de facto campaign manager for two months. Gates also worked for America First Action, a super PAC that supported Trump during the presidential race.

The Manafort and Gates indictment was unsealed Monday morning. It contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, according to the Department of Justice.

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