Associated Press Updated 9:51 AM EDT Sep 14, 2018 Washington – Paul Manafort signaled Friday that he intends to plead guilty ahead of a second trial as prosecutors filed new charging documents against the former Trump campaign chairman. The charges in Friday’s filing were contained a criminal information, a document that can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and typically signals a deal has been reached. The charges include conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Manafort is expected to appear in court later Friday morning. The allegations do not involve his work with the Trump campaign. It is not clear whether any agreement with prosecutors would require him to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Manafort was facing a second trial set to begin on Monday on charges related to Ukrainian political consulting work, … [Read more...] about Manafort signals he intends to plead guilty before new trial
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Ashley Collman, provided by Published 1:32 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters During the tax evasion trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, prosecutors entertained the jury with details of the political consultant's lavish lifestyle. They said Manafort earned more than $60 million working on political campaigns in Ukraine, and detailed the ways he used that money to buy a closet full of custom-made suits, luxury cars for his wife and kids, and homes up and down the East Coast. But when one of his clients fled to Russia and the consulting work dried up, Manafort lied about his wealth to avoid paying his taxes, prosecutors said. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing The End of MoviePass Has Arrived Media: Fortune Why Time Seems To Move Faster As People Get Older Media: GeoBeats New Version of Alexa Gives Kid-Friendly Answers Media: Associated Press Why Are There Holes In … [Read more...] about Prosecutors went to extraordinary lengths to document Paul Manafort’s life of luxury. Here are the custom suits, lavish cars, and sprawling properties they tried to show the jury.
Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Thomas Zehnle (from left), Richard Westling and Kevin Downing, walk to federal court Monday as the trial of the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump continues in Alexandria, Va. ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Federal prosecutors on Monday rested their tax-evasion and bank-fraud case against Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The government says Manafort hid at least $16 million in income from the IRS between 2010 and 2014 by disguising money he earned advising politicians in Ukraine as loans and hiding it in foreign banks. Then, after his money in Ukraine dried up, he defrauded banks by lying about his income on loan applications and concealing other financial information, such as mortgages, prosecutors said. The trial of the longtime Washington operator now turns to Manafort's defense team, which has so far blamed any wrongdoing on Rick Gates, the former Manafort protege who … [Read more...] about U.S. rests case; Manafort trial shifts to defense
Eric Tucker, Stephen Braun and Chad Day Associated Press Published 10:48 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 Alexandria, Va. – Prosecutors are expected to rest their case Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, after days of occasionally dramatic testimony in Manafort’s bank fraud and tax evasion trial and some testy exchanges with the trial judge. Prosecuting attorneys for special counsel Robert Mueller got a rare, and narrow, acknowledgment from U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III that he likely erred when he angrily confronted them a day earlier. The judge’s comments came Thursday, during the eighth day of trial, as prosecutors began presenting the bulk of their bank fraud case after spending days largely on tax evasion allegations. Thursday’s testimony was devoid of some of the drama of recent days, when longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates was confronted about having embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort and was forced to … [Read more...] about Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort fraud trial
Eric Tucker, Stephen Braun and Chad Day, Associated Press Updated 8:07 am PDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Now Playing: Rick Gates, the key prosecution witness in the Paul Manafort trial, continued his testimony Tuesday, telling jurors how he and Manafort together committed a series of financial crimes. AP's Eric Tucker explains what's happening in the courtroom. (Aug. 7) Media: Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Thursday that the judge presiding over the former Trump campaign chairman's case incorrectly admonished them in front of the jury, and they want him to correct the error. Attorneys for special counsel Robert Mueller's office said in a written filing that U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III was wrong to scold them on Wednesday for allowing an expert witness to remain in the courtroom during the trial. The filing comes on the eighth day of Manafort's trial on charges of tax evasion and … [Read more...] about Prosecutors: Judge wrong to scold them in front of jury