Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were ordered to surrender to federal authorities early Monday, Oct. 30. The pair face a 12-count indictment from a federal grand jury on charges including money laundering, foreign lobbying and making false statements.
It marks the first criminal allegations to come from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential coordination between the Trump campaign in Russia, though it is unclear what the implications may be for the White House and the president himself.
The White House did not return a request for comment on the matter.
Gates has long been Manafort's protégé and a junior partner at his firm. Gates' name appears on a number of documents linked to companies Manafort's business set up in Cyprus to receive payments from politicians and business leaders in Europe, according to a report from The New York Times.
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