Paul Manafort’s Virginia Trial Delayed Two Weeks

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The trial against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been delayed two weeks, according to court documents released Friday.

Manafort, who faces fraud and money laundering charges, had his trial date moved to July 10 through July 24, in an Alexandria, Va., court after U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cited a “family member’s medical procedure” as the reason for the change.

“Owing to a family member’s medical procedure, the Court cannot begin the jury trial on July 10, 2018, as currently scheduled,” Ellis wrote in the order. “It is thus necessary to reset the trial.”

Trump’s former campaign chairman faces federal prosecution in two jurisdictions after special counsel Robert Mueller filed several charges against him — including 18 counts of tax fraud, bank fraud, and bank fraud conspiracy in his Alexandria case. Tack on conspiracy against the U.S., violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and 12 counts of money laundering at a federal court in Washington, D.C. (RELATED: Manafort’s Judge Says There’s A ‘Real Chance’ He Dies In Prison)

Manafort’s other case in Washington, D.C., has a trial date set for Sept. 17. There, he faces conspiracy, money laundering, and FARA charges.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges in both courts.

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