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Manafort Disputes Criminal Charges, Attacks Mueller Probe

Law360, Washington (March 15, 2018, 10:21 PM EDT) -- Paul Manafort on Wednesday made his latest move to defeat a slew of money laundering and foreign lobbying charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying in court filings that Mueller’s appointment improperly gave him a “blank check” to investigate anything arising from the Russia investigation, however attenuated.

The former Trump campaign manager filed a motion to dismiss the criminal case against him in federal court in Washington, D.C., where he has been indicted on a raft of charges stemming from lobbying work he did for...
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