Paul Manafort 's sentencing for fraud is set for February

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The judge also dismissed 10 counts on which a jury deadlocked at Manafort's summertime trial.

U.S. district judge appointed a sentencing date for Paul Manafort on 8 February 2019. He is experiencing a serious medical condition - inflammation that's related to his diet, a person familiar with Manafort's condition said.

As part of his surprise decision in September to plead guilty in a related case in the District, Manafort admitted he committed all the bank and tax fraud crimes he was charged with in Virginia.

Legal experts said Manafort is likely to face about seven to 10 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.

The plea allowed Manafort to avoid a second trial in exchange for his cooperation with Mueller's probe.

"Mueller and his team have to provide a confidential report to Rosenstein at the end of the investigation", the source said. She previously attended most of his hearings and the entirety of his Virginia trial.

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The deputy attorney general appointed Mueller as special counsel in May 2017 after Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

The 69-year-old former Trump campaign chairman has been in jail since June, when a judge revoked his bail.

The charges largely predated Manafort's tenure on Trump's successful presidential campaign in 2016.

Bloomberg News reported that one of the officials, who asked not to be named, said that Mueller is near a verdict on two highly anticipated investigations: whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice as well as whether his 2016 campaign and Russian Federation colluded to help win the presidential election. He was an attendee of the Trump Tower meeting where Russians purportedly offered information to the campaign that could hurt Hillary Clinton; he offered private briefings on the campaign to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska; and he was instrumental at the Republican National Convention when the party softened its stance on Ukraine.

"I have not heard any estimation from the government of when his cooperation will be complete", Ellis said, referring to the special counsel investigation.