The charges are part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian efforts to influence US elections.
Manafort resigned as Trump's campaign chairman in August 2016 after The New York Times reported a Ukrainian government corruption probe found Manafort received almost $13 million off the books from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party. With a file from the Associated Press.
The charges are not directly related to election interference but revolve around Manafort and Gates's lucrative lobbying on behalf of pro-Russian political figures in the Ukraine.
Prosecutors asked for the trial to come before a related trial Mr. Manafort is set to face in Washington in September, while Mr. Manafort requested a November date.
President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to money laundering and tax evasion charges as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. It is expected to last eight to 10 days.
The mysterious protester held up a sign that read "Blood money" as Rick Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's, entered federal court, where he pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges. She didn't specify what the statement said, but it appears to be the one Manafort released on February 23, which read, "Notwithstanding that Rick Gates pled today, I continue to maintain my innocence".
If Manafort were to choose to avoid a trial and change his plea to guilty, he could be forced to share details he knows about Trump campaign officials' contact with Russians and other foreign nationals. For legal reasons, he has two cases in two courts.
Manafort is innocent of the Virginia charges, his spokesperson Jason Maloni said in a statement after the indictment was announced.
Ellis, a senior judge, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. The charges include preparing false tax returns, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and failure to disclose income from foreign sources.
The judge imposed similar bail conditions on Manafort to those already in place in the District, including home confinement.