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Lobbyist Pleads Guilty And Agrees To Work With Prosecutors

Sam Patten is accused of working on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party.
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Lobbyist Pleads Guilty And Agrees To Work With Prosecutors

An American lobbyist has pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register as a foreign agent.

Sam Patten is accused of working on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party. He also has ties to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. He has agreed to work with prosecutors as part of a plea deal, which could aid special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Court filings also accuse Patten of buying tickets to Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on behalf of a Ukrainian oligarch for total of $50,000.

Patten faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.