Ex-Trump campaign manager loses bid to dismiss money laundering charge


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a money laundering charge brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S. June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The ruling, by Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comes one day after she also denied a separate motion by Manafort to suppress evidence seized by the FBI in a storage locker.

Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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