OA118: Indictment Monday & the View From Yodel Mountain

Today’s rapid-response episode tackles — of course — the indictment of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his protege, Rick Gates, as well as the guilty plea entered by Trump campaign official George Papadopoulos.  What does it all mean?  Listen to a special full-length episode and find out!

After our full discussion, we end with a timely new Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #48 about co-conspirator confessions.  Remember that you can play along with #TTTBE by retweeting our episode on Twitter or sharing it on Facebook along with your guess.  We’ll release the answer on next Tuesday’s episode along with our favorite entry!

Recent Appearances

Andrew was a guest on Episode 6 of the How-To Heretic Podcast; give it a listen!

Show Notes & Links

  1. You can (and should) read the Papadopoulos statement of offense.
  2. Papadopoulos has pled guilty to providing a false statement to a government official, 18 U.S.C. § 1001.
  3. After that, you can read the Manafort and Gates indictment by clicking here.
  4. Manafort and Gates are collectively charged with 12 crimes, including conspiracy to commit an offense against or to defraud the United States, 18 U.S.C. § 371; conspiracy to launder money,18 U.S.C. § 1956; seven counts of record-keeping violations under 31 U.S.C. § 5314; two separate violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. § 612 et seq.; and, of course, providing false statements to a government official, 18 U.S.C. § 1001.

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