By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Virginia on Monday postponed the Feb. 8 sentencing for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, after prosecutors for the special counsel's office accused Manafort of breaching his plea agreement in a parallel case in Washington.
Judge T.S. Ellis in the Eastern District of Virginia said in a court order he wanted to delay the sentencing until the other judge ruled on whether Manafort had knowingly lied to investigators in breach of his plea deal, noting that such a decision "may have some effect on the sentencing decision in this case."
(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; editing by Eric Beech and Grant McCool)
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Updated Date: Jan 29, 2019 04:06:08 IST