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Paul Manafort, the former Donald Trump campaign chairman, and a close business associate, Rick Gates, are expected to surrender to federal authorities on Monday in connection with the investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election, according to multiple reports.
A federal grand jury approved used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller approved the first charges on Friday. The indictment is currently under seal but is expected to become public as early as today. Currently the identity of any other individuals targeted is unclear.
Manafort served as the campaign chairman from March until August of last year and has been a central figure in Mueller’s probe. The FBI raided his home over summer and news reports indicate that Manafort was warned about a likely indictment.
In September, The New York Times reported that Manafort had been wiretapped under a foreign intelligence warrant following concerns that he was communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the election.