Ex-Trump aide Rick Gates to testify against Paul Manafort

A former top campaign aide to President Trump is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges and testify against Paul Manafort, the ex-campaign chairman, according to a report.

Rick Gates will take a plea deal “within the next few days,” a person with knowledge of the development told the Los Angeles Times.

Mueller indicted Gates and Manafort on money laundering charges in October as part of his probe into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election. They both pleaded not guilty.

Gates' change of heart comes after weeks of negotiations between his defense lawyer and two of special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors, according to the Times.

RELATED: Lavish ways the FBI says Paul Manafort spent his millions

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Lavish ways the FBI says Paul Manafort spent his millions
Paul Manafort was indicted for a range of charges, including $18 million in money laundering and tax fraud.

*Click through the slides to see the lavish ways the FBI says he spent his millions.*

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$20,000: Housekeeping in New York

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$31,900: Purchases from an art gallery in Florida

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$46,000: Property management company in South Carolina

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$273,455: Payments related to four Range Rovers and a Mercedes-Benz

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$558,137: Contractors in Florida and Virginia

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$500,000: Investment company

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$520,440: Clothing store in Beverly Hills, California


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$820,240: Landscaper in the Hamptons, New York

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$849,215: Men's clothing store in New York

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$1,432,106: Home automation and home entertainment companies in Florida and New York

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$1,658,260: Antiques in New York and Virginia

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$5,434,793: Home improvement company in the Hamptons

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