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New U.S. criminal charges filed under seal in Manafort case

By Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld

By Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

The single page, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, does not shed light on the nature of the new charges.

But last Friday, Mueller's office revealed in a court filing that it had uncovered "additional criminal conduct" by Manafort in connection with a series of "bank frauds and bank fraud conspiracies" related to a mortgage on his Fairfax, Virginia property.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld; Editing by Will Dunham)