Banker Takes Witness Stand As Manafort Trial Resumes

A Chicago bank approved former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort for a loan just one day after the bank’s chief told Manafort he was interested in serving for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, a bank executive testified Friday after the trial was put on hold for several hours.

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FBI Accountant Maps Paper Trail in Manafort Case

In a bid to unravel hours of elaborate testimony about Paul Manafort’s financial records Wednesday afternoon, defense attorneys zeroed in on one detail they painted as particularly curious – the former Trump campaign chair’s signature on various tax and loan forms.

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Manafort Accountant Admits Filing False Tax Returns

Accountant Cindy Laporta, the first witness granted immunity from prosecution to testify at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, admitted Friday that she filed tax returns she knew contained false information supplied to her by Manafort and his former business associate, Rick Gates.

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Prosecutors Accuse Manafort of Violating Tax, Bank Laws

The trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort opened Tuesday with prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller accusing the one-time, high-flying political consultant with putting “himself and his money above the law” while flouting tax and banking regulations.

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Cohen’s AT&T Cash Stirs Trouble for Justice Dep’t

Not quite overshadowed by the half-million that embattled Trump attorney Michael Cohen is said to have gotten from a Russian oligarch, consulting work Cohen did last year for the telecommunications giant AT&T has drawn questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress.

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