Manafort, the Big Spender, Subject of Afternoon Testimony

Despite U.S. District Judge T.S. Elllis III’s frequent reminders that it isn’t a crime to be rich, prosecutors at the trial of Paul Manafort on Wednesday afternoon sought to highlight the lavish spending habits of President Trump’s former campaign manager.

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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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High-Stakes Trial of Paul Manafort Gets Underway in Virginia

As the trial of Paul Manafort on tax-evasion and bank-fraud charges gets underway at the federal courthouse in Alexandria on Tuesday, the questions hanging in the air are whether Trump’s onetime campaign chieftain will be found guilty and likely spend the rest of his life in prison, or whether he’ll somehow “flip” and provide Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team with information that incriminates the president of the United States.

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All Eyes on Paul Manafort Trial This Week

The trial of Paul Manafort is not about Donald Trump nor is it directly about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin but it is the first time a member of the president’s campaign inner-circle faces a judge and jury stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s year-long investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Prospective Manafort Jurors Receive Instructions From Judge

In a brief hearing at a federal court in Virginia Tuesday morning, Judge T.S. Ellis III emphasized the role jurors will play in the case, explaining that ahead of actual jury selection, completed jury questionnaires  can give  prosecutors and defense attorneys a clearer idea of the jury pool’s composition.

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