WASHINGTON— The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases is throwing a wrench into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III says in a new order that the terms of Manafort’s plea deal cut last month set a timeline that is “highly unusual” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends
WASHINGTON — The federal government is moving to take control of the Trump Tower condo of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. That property is one of several that Manafort agreed to forefeit under a plea deal last month with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller. In a court filing Friday, prosecutors said the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US moves to take control of Manafort’s Trump Tower condo
WASHINGTON — As Trump associates folded one-by-one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators, there was always Paul Manafort. Until suddenly there wasn’t. The former Trump campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime loyalists caved, reached an extraordinary … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Manafort plea deal begs key question: What does he know?
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 — 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. — 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 | Closing arguments set in Manafort’s financial fraud trial
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The bookkeeper said Paul Manafort submitted fake financial documents. The accountant testified he hid foreign bank accounts. And a series of businessmen said he used international wire transfers to pay for millions of dollars in luxury items. On Friday, a tax preparer even admitted that she helped disguise $900,000 in foreign income … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | All eyes on ‘right-hand man’ as Manafort trial resumes
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort’s bookkeeper testifies that the former Trump campaign chairman approved “every penny” of the personal bills she paid for him. But he kept her in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy millions in luxury items and pay personal expenses. The bookkeeper’s testimony Thursday appears to … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort kept close track of bills