The Washington Post

Manafort settles with Justice Dept. for $3.2M

- — Azi Paybarah and Devlin Barrett

Paul Manafort, a longtime fixture in Republican politics who briefly managed Donald Trump’s presidenti­al campaign in 2016, agreed to pay $3.15 million to settle a civil case brought by the Justice Department last year over foreign bank accounts that he did not declare to U.S. officials, according to his lawyer and court documents.

Jeffrey Neiman, a lawyer for Manafort, confirmed the settlement on Sunday and said his client “is happy to have this chapter of his life behind him.”

The settlement was announced in paperwork dated Feb. 22 and filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where Manafort resides. It was reported Saturday by the Florida Bulldog, a nonprofit site.

The Justice Department had sued Manafort seeking millions in fines and interest “for his willful failure to timely report his financial interest in foreign bank accounts.” Manafort briefly managed Trump’s campaign in 2016 before he was ousted from that role amid questions about his consulting work in Ukraine.

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