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Paul Manafort leaves Federal District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, and Manafort's business associate Rick Gates have pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Report: Paul Manafort tentatively reaches plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller


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.

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.

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