WASHINGTON (Circa) - Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal, according to ABC News.
The report says the plea deal will be announced in court on Friday avoiding a possible trial. It remains unclear whether he will cooperate with prosecutors or is simply pleading guilty.
BREAKING: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller that is expected to head off his upcoming trial, sources familiar with the negotiations tell @ABC News https://t.co/VWt798gJjk pic.twitter.com/fxIeohE6Wi— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 13, 2018
ABC reports Manafort and his attorneys were in discussions with prosecutors for more than four hours. Manafort's second trial would've began later this month in Washington, D.C. if a deal wasn't reached.
He was previously charged with fraud and failing to register as a foreign agent and was eventually found guilty on eight counts in the eighteen count indictment.
Manafort was also sent to prison after being accused of witness tampering.
This is a developing story.