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Paul Manafort has three US passports and a phone registered to a fake name

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President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has three U.S. passports that each boast a different number, according to a Tuesday court filing obtained by CNN.

Prosecutors said in the filing that Manafort has also submitted 10 passport applications in about as many years.

Manafort additionally traveled to China, Ecuador and Mexico this year with an email and phone account registered under a fake name.

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The name was not disclosed in Tuesday’s filing, and Manafort also traveled to Cancun, Dubai, Havana, Shanghai, Madrid, Tokyo, Panama City and Grand Cayman Island earlier this year.

Manafort and his former business partner and protégé Rick gates both frequently traveled to Cyprus.

“Extensive travel of this nature further evidences a risk of flight,” the filing said of both men, who are currently under house arrest.

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“[Gates] frequently changed banks and opened and closed bank accounts,” prosecutors added, noting he had opened 55 accounts with 13 financial institutions.

Manafort on Monday surrendered to the FBI after a 12-count indictment against him was unsealed.

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The indictment also named Gates, who was ousted from America First Policies, a pro-President Trump group, in April.

The charges are related to work Gates and Manafort performed on behalf a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine.

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The indictment contains 12 counts including conspiracy against the U.S., conspiracy to launder money and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principle.

The case also boasts charges of false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.

Manafort and Gates are next scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon, and both men maintain they are not guilty.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged the pair as part of his ongoing investigation into Russia’s election meddling last year.

Mueller’s probe includes potential collusion between Russia and Trump’s election campaign, which Manafort worked on from March to August 2016.

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