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Rick Gates Surrenders to FBI; Mueller's Office Lists 12-Count Indictment

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Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left, July 17, 2016. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

By    |   Monday, 30 October 2017 09:59 AM

Rick Gates, a former official for President Donald Trump's campaign, Monday followed his former mentor Paul Manafort in turning himself in at the FBI's field office in Washington D.C. early Monday, after a grand jury handed down indictments on Friday against both men.

Gates has been a business associate of Manafort for years, working with him since the mid-2000s and before coming on as Manafort's deputy campaign manager last summer, CNN reports. 

The charges against Manafort and Gates will center on financial crimes, according to a release from special counsel Robert Mueller's office.

The 12-count indictments against Manafort, 68, and Gates, 45, include conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, performing as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) statements, false statements and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.

Manafort arrived first at the FBI field office, followed about an hour later by Gates. The two men will be processed by the FBI separately, and are to appear in federal district court in Washington later in the morning, where charges will be officially presented.

A White House spokesman told CNN Trump's administration "may not have a response at all" about the charges.

Manafort has been under scrutiny for several years because of his lobbying firm's work with Russian and Ukrainian interests, including for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Gates, meanwhile handled several projects for Manafort in Eastern Europe, including for Yanukovych, who was ousted in 2014

Gates also was involved in a business venture with Manafort and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with Deripaska to invest $100 million in a private equity company managed by Manafort and Gates.

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