Manafort’s ex-son-in-law reaches plea deal to cooperate in investigations

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Insiders say Jeffrey Yohai, ex-business partner to Trump’s former campaign chair, may be asked to help Mueller prosecute Manafort

The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has cut a plea deal with the justice department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal investigations, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The guilty plea agreement, which is under seal and has not been previously reported, could add to the legal pressure on Manafort, who is facing two indictments brought by the special counsel Robert Mueller in his inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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