Maria Butina was charged with conspiring to act as an agent of Russia "by developing relationships with US persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics."
The ruling by a US federal judge made Paul Manafort the first official of Donald Trump's election campaign to be jailed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The indictment includes new counts against Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort and the operative, Manafort aide Konstantin Kilimnik, for tampering with witnesses about their lobbying for Ukraine.
Paul Manafort, who has been charged with money-laundering conspiracy, false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent, argued Mueller exceeded his authority as the case was unrelated to Russian election interference.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan raises the issue of the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s servers in the run-up to the election, as well as the dissemination of that information through WikiLeaks.
The FBI raided Michael Cohen's offices and home in a search that was partly a referral by the office of the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is tasked with investigating alleged Russian meddling into the 2016 US election.
Seven Russian tycoons were targeted, along with 17 officials and a dozen Russian companies in what the US says is punishment of the Kremlin for its "ongoing and increasingly brazen pattern" of bad behaviour.
A federal judge in Alexandria on Thursday set a July 10 trial date for Paul Manafort, who faces tax and bank fraud charges.
Special counsel Robert Mueller files charges of tax evasion and bank fraud against US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.
Following Steve Bannon apologies for anti-Trump comments, book publisher says any effort by the president to suppress the book would be "flagrantly unconstitutional."
The US president's lawyer Charles Harder says comments made by Trump's former aide Steve Bannon in Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" are "defamatory."
The lawsuit could be the first legal test of how far Robert Mueller’s mandate extends, a question that is critical to his investigations over possible Russian meddling in the US elections.
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