During the hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Judge T.S. Ellis III put Paul Manafort on home confinement, requiring him to wear a Global Positioning System monitoring device, and set a trial for July 10.
The former high-powered Washington lobbyist previously pleaded not guilty to five other federal charges, including failing to register as a foreign agent while representing Ukraine's pro-Kremlin government, during a separate arraignment in Washington.
Gates and Manafort were both charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, tax fraud and money laundering stemming from lobbying and consulting work related to Ukrainian politicians who are strong allies of Russian Federation. She didn't specify what the statement said, but it appears to be the one Manafort released on February 23, which read, "Notwithstanding that Rick Gates pled today, I continue to maintain my innocence".
He already pleaded not guilty to another set of charges in Washington, D.C., that are set to go to trial in September.
The Virginia indictment accused Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, of lying to banks about their business income in order to secure more than $20 million in loans.
Prosecutors had offered to combine the indictments in the District, but Manafort refused to do so.
Newly released court documents show that a federal judge reprimanded Paul Manafort for breaking a gag order she had imposed on his case. He faces up to 15 years on the charges of filing false tax returns and up to 20 years on the charges of failing to report foreign bank accounts.
"The new allegations against Mr. Manafort, once again, have nothing to do with Russian Federation and the 2016 election interference/collusion", Maloni said.
Manafort argued Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was guilty of overreach when he allowed Mueller to expand the probe beyond possible meddling in the 2016 election.