Quote: Prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team said Monday that Paul Manafort broke the terms of his plea agreement — putting the terms of the deal, reached in September, in jeopardy and making it more likely that the former chairman of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign will spend the rest of his life behind bars.More - abcnews.go.com
In a three-page joint court filing in federal court in Washington, federal prosecutors said Manafort “committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters" after agreeing to the plea deal. The alleged have not yet been described in detail.
Federal prosecutors said they would soon file a sentencing memo that details “the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies.”
Deadlocked charges against Manafort from Virginia are also in jeopardy due to Manafort's alleged breach of the plea deal. The deal wold have dismissed the charges — but only after “successful cooperation” with Mueller’s probe.
In October, the federal judge overseeing the Virginia case scheduled a Feb. 8 sentencing date for Manafort. At the time, Mueller's attorneys told U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III that they would accept a dismissal of the remaining counts so long as they had the option to re-file the charges in the future.
Manafort has already been in jail for nearly half a year. Manafort was sent to jail on June 15 by Berman Jackson after Mueller's prosecutors accused him of tampering with potential witnesses.
Quote:Manafort had been fielding questions about a wide range of topics since September when he initially agreed to cooperate, the sources said. But special counsel prosecutors were “not getting what they want,” one source with knowledge of the discussions said.More - abcnews.go.com
In other words, he's not fabricating evidence for Muller.
Quote:Roger Stone associate says he won't agree to plea dealMore - edition.cnn.com
An associate of Roger Stone said Monday he is refusing to sign a plea deal offered by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Jerome Corsi, whose role in Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election largely revolves around the possibility that he was an intermediary between Stone and WikiLeaks, said he was offered a deal to plea on one count of perjury.
"They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie," Corsi told CNN in a phone call.
Asked what happens now that he is refusing, Corsi responded: "I don't know."
Another person refusing to lie for Muller.