Judge Rules Paul Manafort Lied to FBI

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Published on February 14, 2019 - Duration: 00:55s

Judge Rules Paul Manafort Lied to FBI

​The judge said Manafort "intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the [Office of Special Counsel] and the grand jury."

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Judge Rules Paul Manafort Lied to FBI

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and federal prosecutors in the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.

In her ruling , the judge said evidence showed Manafort "intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the [Office of Special Counsel] and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation." She said Manafort deliberately lied in three of five areas alleged by prosecutors, including "his interactions and communications with [Konstantin] Kilimnik," a Russian national who the special counsel says  has ties to Russian intelligence .

As such, the judge has voided Manafort's plea deal.

Manafort has been  behind bars  since June.

He was  convicted of bank and tax fraud  last year before  pleading guilty to two separate charges .

His attorneys  denied that he lied  to special counsel Robert Mueller's team before the judge's ruling.

Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced on March 13.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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