The campaign manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign pleaded guilty to bribing the government in exchange for the FBI’s help in a federal bribery investigation.
Joshua Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump, will be sentenced on Nov. 28, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Kushner, 46, of New York City, admitted to accepting $600,000 in bribes from the former U.K. prime minister and his wife in exchange to influence a decision by the FBI to approve an investigation into whether the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election, according a statement by U. S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. Kushner, who is charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering, is scheduled to be sentenced in U.s.
District Court in Washington on Nov 1.
The statement said the charges “prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the former campaign manager committed a criminal conspiracy to bribe and influence the federal government in order to gain access to and influence a government investigation.”
Kushler is the latest member of Trump’s inner circle to face federal charges.
The president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is facing charges in the case of Russian interference in the election.
The U.N. special envoy to Ukraine and a senior White House official are also facing charges.
Trump, who has maintained that his campaign is free of Russian influence, has maintained Kushner is cooperating with the probe.
Trump and his son- in-law have repeatedly denied any collusion.
Prosecutors are seeking to have Kushner sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.