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Paul Manafort, the evaluation of his options after guilty verdict
The former trump campaign Chairman convicted of eight counts, including bank fraud; Peter Doocy reports from Alexandria, Virginia.
A Federal judge in Washington, DC, on Tuesday postponed the second trial of President Trump, former campaign Chairman for Paul Manafort.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson postponed the start of the study from Sept. 17, Sept. 24 according to Manafort, the team, the defense requested a delay. The selection of the Jury is always still slated to begin on the original date.
The DC study, coming on the heels of the tax and bank fraud case against Manafort, includes charges of conspiracy and money laundering.
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Prosecutors and Manafort’s lawyers argued on Tuesday over whether the evidence of the defendant’s alleged past “bad acts,” which reported that jurors will be shown in the September study, the Washington Post.
The evidence refers to falsely claiming tax deductions on a Trump Tower condo that he bought in New York City, offshore accounts in Cyprus, where Manafort allegedly funneled $experts know 4 million in connection with the handling of the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, and an alleged insider-the U.S. reporting for agents of a foreign government, Dating to the year 1986.
Prosecutors working for the Special Counsel, Robert Müller, want to the evidence introduced in the trial argument that it will help to prove that Manafort knowingly committed criminal offences, including the conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and obstruction of justice. Manafort legal team, however, say the law prohibits the use of past actions to suggest that the defendant would commit a crime, and want the evidence that was excluded from the study.
Manafort is already a hefty prison sentence threatens to a Federal jury in Alexandria, Va., last Tuesday count found him guilty of eight crimes, in a financial-fraud case. U.S. district judge T. S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on 10 the jury count was.
In his latest study, Manafort-money laundering of the $charged is $ 30 million as a consultant for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Manafort is not expected to appear in court on Tuesday that he expected his request to waive his appearance as, of course, he sits in an Alexandria prison, and both the prosecution and the defence, that the debate, a questionnaire for potential jurors.