Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team sought the forfeiture of several assets owned by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday as part of his plea deal with federal prosecutors.
Mueller’s team listed five properties in New York, three bank accounts, and one life insurance policy that belong to Manafort in the court document filed Friday.
Manafort pleaded guilty last month to one count of conspiracy against the U.S. and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice through his attempts to tamper with witnesses. He also admitted to money laundering and foreign lobbying violations related to his work for pro-Russian Ukrainians. Those charges would be dropped if he complies with an agreement to cooperate in Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In the plea deal, Manafort agreed to forfeit several of his properties as well as bank accounts, and a life insurance policy.
The court filing noted that two of the properties in New York are substitutes for assets unable to be forfeited to the government. It also says any person “asserting a legal interest” in the forfeited assets has 30 days once the order is approved to petition the court for their stake of the assets.
Manafort owns about $22 million worth of real estate, including a condo in Trump Tower, in New York, according to the New York Times.