BREAKING: Judge Tosses Out Manafort's Plea Deal. Here's Why.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2019 7:00 PM
BREAKING: Judge Tosses Out Manafort's Plea Deal. Here's Why.

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A federal court judge on Wednesday threw out Paul Manafort's plea agreement. According to the judge, when Manafort entered the agreement, he said he would "cooperate fully, truthfully, completely and forthrightly with the government," but he broke that agreement when he lied to special counselor Robert Mueller. 

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Manafort "intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC [office of the special counsel] and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation."

Here's the full court decision:

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