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As part of the deal, according to NBC News, the former Trump campaign official will surrender several properties in New York and Virginia as well as his bank accounts. Manafort was found guilty last month on several counts of fraud, while other counts were declared a mistrial.
In a charging document released by authorities, it goes into detail about Manafort’s work for Viktor Yanukovych in 2012, who was running against Yulia Tymoshenko for president of Ukraine.
The document shows that he tried to spread stories in the United States that would have accused a “senior Cabinet official” of being anti-Semitic for supporting Tymoshenko.
The document says he worked with an unnamed Israeli official to spread the story and wanted to have “Obama Jews” put “pressure” on the administration to support Yanukovych. As part of the work, according to the document, Manafort wrote to “Person D1” as he worked to disseminate the story for media outlets in the United States.
“I have someone pushing it on the NY Post,” he wrote. “Bada bing bada boom.”
Naturally, Manafort’s use of “bada bing bada boom” was spotted by people online.
what percentage of people who've unironically said "bada bing bada boom" could be convicted of a federal crime— Matthew Zeitlin (@MattZeitlin) September 14, 2018
Unprecedented? Has "Bada bing bada boom" ever appeared before in a U.S. federal indictment? Page 22 of #Mueller's superseding indictment due to Paul #Manafort plea deal: "MANAFORT . . . writing to Person D1 “I have someone pushing it on the NY Post. Bada bing bada boom.”— Jim Bourg (@jimbourg) September 14, 2018
the phrase “bada bing bada boom” literally, actually appears in the superseding manafort information 😂— mark portughoul! (@zac_tbd) September 14, 2018
My favorite line in the Manafort plea is when he is quoted as saying “I have someone pushing it on the NY Post. Bada bing bada boom.” He’s nothing but an ostrich coat wearing mobster. pic.twitter.com/H8AgB3XFKt— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 14, 2018
"Bada bing bada boom"?— Bill C. (@only_a_bill) September 14, 2018
Damn, Paul Manafort REALLY wanted to be Paulie Walnuts, didn't he? Guess he got his wish...
Manafort literally said “bada bing bada boom” as he was committing crimes. Guy is like a character in a bad 80’s crime thriller pic.twitter.com/7xvUOsfKzw— not jt (@JayTeeTodd) September 14, 2018
You can read all of NBC News’s report about the plea deal here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).