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Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

WASHINGTON — A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s international consulting work has agreed to pay $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent.

The Justice Department announced a civil settlement Thursday with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. The firm was paid millions as part of work for Manafort on behalf of the government of Ukraine.

The settlement says the law firm acted as an agent of the government of Ukraine but, because of a partner’s “false and misleading” statements, failed to register with the U.S. government under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Skadden says in a statement that it has “learned much from this incident” and is “taking steps to prevent anything similar from happening again.”

The Associated Press