fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va— Jurors began their deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, hid much of it from the IRS and then lied to banks to get loans when the money dried up. Manafort’s defense countered that he wasn’t culpable … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash for his luxurious lifestyle and lied some more to procure millions in bank loans when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. Jurors will begin deliberations Thursday. In his defense, … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Jury to begin deliberating in Manafort financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va | ‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

ALEXANDRIA, Va — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. The government’s case boils down to “Mr. Manafort and his lies,” prosecutor Greg Andres said. “When … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | ‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

ALEXANDRIA, Va — Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and bank fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify. The decision not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the first trial to emerge from … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Manafort chooses not to testify as defense rests its case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort financial fraud trial

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. … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort financial fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Star witness Gates resumes testimony in Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va— A day after testifying against longtime boss Paul Manafort, Rick Gates returned to the witness stand Tuesday as the government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. Gates walked into a packed courtroom a day after he calmly acknowledged having embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Star witness Gates resumes testimony in Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va |The Latest: Bookkeeper didn’t know about offshore accounts

ALEXANDRIA, Va — The Latest on the Paul Manafort‘s financial fraud trial (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Paul Manafort never told his bookkeeper about the foreign bank accounts he used to pay for millions in luxury items and other personal expenses. That’s according to the former Trump campaign chairman’s bookkeeper who is testifying in his … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va |The Latest: Bookkeeper didn’t know about offshore accounts

ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Prosecutors say they want Rick Gates to testify

ALEXANDRIA, Va — The Latest on the Paul Manafort‘s financial fraud trial (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Prosecutors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort say they intend to put Rick Gates on the stand. Gates is Manafort’s business associate. He pleaded guilty earlier this year and agreed to cooperate and special … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Prosecutors say they want Rick Gates to testify