Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has surrendered to federal agentsPaul Manafort (ABC/Ida Mae Astute, Flickr)
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrendered Monday to U.S. Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller, and they have been charged with money laundering and conspiracy against the United States, according to multiple reports.
These are the first charges to come from Mueller and the Justice Department in the investigation into the alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 Presidential election.
Manafort was President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, and Gates was one of Trump’s campaign officials.
The men are accused of conspiracy against the U.S. and other charges.
CNN reported that they are being charged with conspiracy to launder money in a 12-count indictment.
Manafort arrived at the FBI’s Washington field office Monday morning. He and Gates were indicted under seal on Friday, the source said. The two are being processed separately, according to a law enforcement official. They will later be transported to federal district court in Washington later Monday morning.
The indictments are expected to be unsealed later Monday. The extent of the charges was not immediately known.CNN has reached out to lawyers for Manafort and Gates.