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Convicted felon Paul Manafort is expected to agree to plead guilty in court Friday morning to two felony charges, before his second case was scheduled to go to trial.

In exchange, Manafort will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice through witness tampering.

The charges in Friday's filing were contained information that typically signals a deal has been reached.

In August, Manafort was found guilty on eight out of 18 counts of financial crimes in his first trial in Virginia.

It remains unclear if the deal will include Manafort's cooperation with Mueller's probe, dealing a blow to Trump ahead of congressional elections on November 6. He could also get a pardon from Trump, which would set off a political firestorm.

It is not clear whether any agreement with prosecutors would require him to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into possible coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Manafort's conviction in Alexandria, Virginia, last month was at a trial arising from Mueller's investigation.

Trump's former fixer and lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted financial crimes and is helping federal prosecutors in NY. Trump has raised the idea of a pardon for Manafort with White House aides and others, a source told NPR.

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On Thursday, ABC News reported that Manafort's legal team had reached a tentative deal with Mueller's team after an hours-long meeting at the special counsel's downtown Washington, DC, offices.

It was not immediately clear whether the deal would require Manafort, 69, to cooperate with Mueller's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow.

Rick Gates, Manafort's former business partner and the campaign's deputy chairman, pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for his cooperation, later testifying against Manafort in Virginia.

The criminal information received reduced seven previous charges on money laundering, conspiracy, false statements and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Moscow has denied interfering in the 2016 election and Trump has said there was no collusion.

Manafort was accused of concealing from the IRS tens of millions of dollars in proceeds from his Ukrainian patrons and conspiring to launder that money through offshore accounts in Cyprus and elsewhere.

The decision by Trump's onetime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to plead guilty last month in a federal investigation in Manhattan particularly angered the president, who denounced him as a "flipper".


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