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Manafort Jury Ends Day Without Reaching a Verdict: Trial Update

Manafort Jury Ends Day Without Reaching a Verdict: Trial Update

Jurors are weighing the evidence for a second day in the fraud trial of Paul Manafort after the judge responded late Thursday to four written questions they posed.
Manafort Jury Asks Judge to Redefine ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Manafort Jury Asks Judge to Redefine ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Jurors at the fraud trial of Paul Manafort ended their first day of deliberations by asking the judge the central question at the heart of every criminal trial -- what is reasonable doubt?
Mueller Distorted Fraud Case, Manafort Lawyer Says: Trial Update

Mueller Distorted Fraud Case, Manafort Lawyer Says: Trial Update

Jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud trial are hearing closing arguments summarizing the dramatic testimony over the last two weeks. Witnesses said he made $60 million as a political consultant in
Manafort Judge to Tell Jury to Ignore His Trial Commentary

Manafort Judge to Tell Jury to Ignore His Trial Commentary

Robert Mueller’s prosecutors, taking one last chance to complain about the impact that critical comments made by Paul Manafort’s trial judge may have on their case, won a victory of sorts: U.S.
Paul Manafort Defense Rests Without Calling Any Witnesses

Paul Manafort Defense Rests Without Calling Any Witnesses

Paul Manafort’s legal team rested its case on Tuesday, setting the stage for closing arguments before the judge hands the case to jurors for a verdict.
Manafort Used Fake Data to Seek $5 Million Loan, Jurors Told

Manafort Used Fake Data to Seek $5 Million Loan, Jurors Told

After watching the betrayal of Paul Manafort this week by his right-hand man, jurors heard drier testimony Thursday that Manafort lied repeatedly about his finances to bankers while seeking real
Rick Gates Is Seen as ‘Despicable,’ But His Testimony May Doom Paul Manafort

Rick Gates Is Seen as ‘Despicable,’ But His Testimony May Doom Paul Manafort

Rick Gates might have come across as a reprehensible star witness at Paul Manafort’s fraud trial, but his testimony still may help Special Counsel Robert Mueller get a conviction.
Manafort Dodged Taxes on $16.5 Million Jury Told: Trial Update

Manafort Dodged Taxes on $16.5 Million Jury Told: Trial Update

Rick Gates, the star witness in Paul Manafort’s fraud trial, concluded his testimony Wednesday with high drama. After only eight minutes with defense attorney Kevin Downing, a prosecutor asked
Manafort Judge's Need for Speed Jolts Prosecution Off Its Game

Manafort Judge's Need for Speed Jolts Prosecution Off Its Game

U.S. prosecutors want to tell a jury about Paul Manafort’s lavish lifestyle and spending habits to support their claim that he failed to pay taxes on offshore income and defrauded banks. The judge
Manafort Trial Start Delayed; Witnesses With Immunity Identified

Manafort Trial Start Delayed; Witnesses With Immunity Identified

The trial set to begin this week for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was delayed until July 31 by a judge who separately granted immunity to five witnesses who said
Opening of Manafort Trial Delayed Until July 31, Judge Says

Opening of Manafort Trial Delayed Until July 31, Judge Says

The opening of the Virginia criminal trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, on tax- and bank-fraud charges was postponed until July 31.
Manafort Trial Delayed as Judge Releases Immunized Witness List

Manafort Trial Delayed as Judge Releases Immunized Witness List

The trial set to begin this week for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was delayed until July 31 by a judge who separately granted immunity to five witnesses who said
Reporters Gave Tip on Manafort Storage Unit, FBI Agent Says

Reporters Gave Tip on Manafort Storage Unit, FBI Agent Says

Prosecutors and FBI agents learned of the existence of a storage locker containing 30 years of business records belonging to Paul Manafort from Associated Press reporters who were investigating him,
Mueller's Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia

Mueller's Latest Charges Bring Together Trump Campaign, Russia

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment is significant beyond the new charges, in that it links senior officials on President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to Russian
Mueller Bolsters Manafort Case With Charges of Suspected Spy

Mueller Bolsters Manafort Case With Charges of Suspected Spy

Special counsel Robert Mueller strengthened his case against Paul Manafort with new charges filed Friday.
Mueller Refutes Manafort’s Claim of Grand Jury Leaks by Government

Mueller Refutes Manafort’s Claim of Grand Jury Leaks by Government

Special counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge to reject a request by Paul Manafort for a hearing to determine whether government officials improperly leaked secret grand-jury information to the
Manafort Judge Asks If Mueller Overstepped His Authority

Manafort Judge Asks If Mueller Overstepped His Authority

A judge sharply questioned whether special counsel Robert Mueller overstepped his authority by charging Paul Manafort with crimes unrelated to Russian election interference.
Manafort’s Civil Suit Against Justice Department Is Dismissed

Manafort’s Civil Suit Against Justice Department Is Dismissed

Paul Manafort lost his civil lawsuit attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s authority to charge him with crimes unrelated to his role as President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Manafort Suspected of Serving as ‘Back Channel’ to Russia, DOJ Says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on
Mueller Reveals Search in Manafort Case, Suggesting New Path

Mueller Reveals Search in Manafort Case, Suggesting New Path

Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed to lawyers for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, that they obtained a search warrant for information about five telephone numbers, suggesting