– The court placed the former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump Paul Manafort and his former business partner Rick gates under house arrest, said on Monday Bloomberg.
The decision on house arrest made in connection with the prospect of heated from liability after they pleaded not guilty to charges of tax fraud, money laundering, conspiracy against the interests of the United States and making false statements to the FBI, the Agency said.
Both suspects on Monday appeared before a Federal court in Washington. Earlier in the morning they voluntarily went to the FBI.
According to Bloomberg, negotiations for the release of Manafort and gates secured.
Investigators believe that Manafort with the complicity of the gates, “washed” more than $18 million from their offshore accounts.
Earlier on Monday against Manafort and gates were charged in the investigation of spectracolor Robert Mueller about the possible intervention of Russia in elections in 2016. The charges do not directly affect the alleged links of ex-associates trump with Russia, but gates and Manafort charged with money laundering and conspiring against U.S. interests in cooperation with the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his “Party of regions”.
Manafort joined the election campaign trump in 2016, but soon resigned after the media sounded the charge about his connection with Yanukovych.
Manafort and gates became the first accused in the investigation of Muller.