By Brian WindhorstPaul Manafort, his eldest son Donald Trump, and Jared Kushner paid nearly $12 million in restitution to settle federal charges related to money laundering and tax evasion charges related, according to documents unsealed Friday.
Paul Manafort is charged with lying to the FBI about payments he made to Manafort, Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in 2016.
He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
The FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia began after Mueller was appointed special counsel in the wake of the FBI’s James Comey firing.
Manafort was fired in February.
The investigation focused on whether Manafort laundered millions of dollars through a shell company he owned to avoid taxes.
Manafort’s lawyer said he did not know of any evidence of wrongdoing at the time he hired the firm, the LLC World Financial Group LLC.
The case is the latest in a series of investigations into Manafort and his business dealings.
Manafort has been under scrutiny since he was a Trump campaign adviser in the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller has also been investigating the Trump administration for possible collusion with Russia during the election.