Aug 01 2018
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, who's hearing the case, has previously questioned how Manafort's fraud charges relate to Mueller's investigation into purported Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Manafort's work for the pro-Russian government in Ukraine plays a central role in the allegations against him, since prosecutors say he concealed income from that work from US tax officials and allegedly laundered more than $18 million in proceeds.
The filing was made in response to Mr. Manafort's efforts to prevent jurors from seeing more than 50 trial exhibits related to his political consulting work in the Ukraine between 2005 and 2014.
Prosecutors are expected to argue that Mr Manafort's lavish spending on suits, homes and luxury items did not match the income declared on his tax returns and that he misled lenders when he borrowed tens of millions of dollars against NY real estate.
"Paul Manafort traveled in circles that most people will never know and he's gotten handsomely rewarded for it", Zehnle said.
And there's always the possibility that Manafort could take a plea deal during the trial if his defense falls apart, opting for a lighter sentence in exchange of telling Mueller's team anything he may know about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. After the swift selection of six men and six women to the jury, focuses immediately shifted to ensuing opening statements.
Prosecutors have also listed Rick Gates, Manafort's deputy on the Trump campaign and a longtime business associate, as one of the 35 potential witnesses they could call to testify during the trial.
Mueller was appointed by the U.S. Justice Department's No. 2 official previous year to take over an FBI investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was unlawful coordination between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
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Expected to be a main witness, Gates was Manafort's right-hand man for years and has knowledge of their offshore accounts and work for Deripaska and in Ukraine.
Zehnle accused Gates of having an "evolving" story about his dealings with Manafort, and pointed out that as part of his plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the prosecutors during plea negotiations.
Manafort, 69, is the first American charged in the inquiry by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, to maintain his innocence, and to force the prosecutors to prove their case at trial.
Manafort is also charged in federal court in Washington with undisclosed foreign lobbying and money laundering. And they won't learn that Manafort's co-defendant in the Washington case is a business associate named Konstantin Kilimnik, who lives in Russia and who US authorities assert has connections to Russian intelligence. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors also charged another one of his associates, Konstantin Kilimnik, with working with Manafort to try to tamper with the potential witnesses.
The trial is expected to last about three weeks. Gates also worked as an aide on Trump's campaign.
Manafort actively conferred with his lawyers during the jury selection process, writing and passing notes. The Trump administration has insisted that the charges against Manafort have nothing to do with the campaign. He faces a second trial in September on conspiracy charges.
Jul 31 2018
Zimbabweans vote in first election after Mugabe ouster
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Jul 31 2018
Google to launch Pixel Stand charging dock with Pixel 3
As well they should be - Google Pixel 2 is still one of the best camera phones in the world almost a year after initial release. This update has been rumored for a while now, and the advent of the Pixel Stand all but confirms it.
Jul 31 2018
Auto nations mull meeting without USA to discuss threat of tariffs
Chinese demand was a driving factor, and today the East Asian country accounts for one-third of global soybean consumption. China buys roughly 30 percent of all America's soy, and the tariff guarantees Chinese buyers will look to other countries.
Jul 28 2018
Severe Flood Watches Issued As Cloudy Skies Loom And Rain Continues
Friday is still looking like the best day with highs in the upper 80s and rain chances sticking to a 40% chance through the day. A round of thunderstorms is projected for Friday afternoon into the evening, possibly featuring heavy rain and strong winds.
Jul 26 2018
Deschamps, Zidane on FIFA Coach of the Year shortlist
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Jul 25 2018
Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"
The source close to Cohen says that message was meant to send a clear message about the President's fitness for the job. McDougal has said she began a almost year-long affair with Trump in 2006 shortly after his wife, Melania, gave birth.
Jul 25 2018
Tesla pushes suppliers to return payments
The race to get the Model 3 going may have added unexpected costs in the second quarter. The appeal was reportedly made as part of a wider effort to make Tesla profitable.
Jul 24 2018
Dennis Robertson Attended Kawhi Leonard's Meeting With Raptors
On Friday, Raptors team president Masai Ujiri apologized to DeRozan for leaving him with the impression he would not be traded. He said as long as he is in charge of the Raptors , he will do everything he can to celebrate DeRozan's Toronto tenure.
Jul 23 2018
Woods sparkles with a 66 at Open
Justin Rose was about 18 feet away from going home Friday when he made the birdie putt on the 18th to make the cut on the number. The Englishman, who had only edged his way past the cut, sunk seven birdies to go within two shots of the leaders at four under.
Jul 21 2018
After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'
Trump said he had been "very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that". I will tell you though: "it better not be, it better not be", Trump told CBS News .
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