Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates, the former Paul Manafort associate who flipped and cooperated with the Mueller investigation, was offered “monetary assistance” not to cooperate with the government, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.
From the government’s motion for downward departure and memo in aid of sentencing (you can read the rest of the filing below):.
Finally, is important to note that the public nature of this case has made Gates and Gates’ family the subject of intense media scrutiny.
Gates received pressure not to cooperate with the government, including assurances of monetary assistance.
Based on his substantial assistance, the government recommends a downward departure and does not oppose Gates’ request for a probationary sentence.
According to federal prosecutors, Gates was promised “monetary assistance” if he did not cooperate?
According to federal prosecutors, Gates was promised ‘monetary assistance’ if he did not cooperate? »