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N.Y. Judge Dismisses Fraud Charges Against Paul Manafort

A New York judge dismissed fraud charges against ex-Trump campaign official Paul Manafort on Wednesday, which was originally filed back in March.

New York Judge Maxwell Wiley dismissed state charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort Wednesday on double-jeopardy grounds. Manafort was scheduled to appear in criminal court Wednesday on charges of mortgage fraud and other financial crimes filed in New York state court by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. 

The Manhattan district attorney’s office plans to appeal the decision. “We will appeal today’s decision and will continue working to ensure that Mr. Manafort is held accountable for the criminal conduct against the People of New York that is alleged in the indictment,” Manhattan district attorney spokesman Danny Frost said in a statement.

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