Prosecution rests case in Paul Manafort fraud trial

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Prosecutors on Monday rested their case against Paul Manafort, the former trump campaign Chairman, accused the bank and tax fraud in a case of Special Counsel Robert Müller has brought to the team.

After a day of testimony, a bank Executive, prosecutors announced in court: “The government rests.”

Manafort, 69, is a tax evasion and bank charges was accused of hiding a “significant proportion” of income from its Ukrainian plant by the IRS. He was also accused of fraudulently millions more in loans, including while he worked on the Trump campaign.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Last week, the prosecution, the star witness, Rick Gates – Manafort, a former business partner who struck a plea deal to cooperate with the government, testified that he and Manafort required bank and tax fraud.


Earlier Monday, James Brennan, Vice-President of the Federal Savings Bank, testified under immunity about a loan from the bank Manafort.

According to Brennan’s testimony, approved the bank’s $16 million in the Form of loans to Manafort of CEO Stephen lime, who was angling for a Cabinet position in the trump administration.

When asked by Prosecutor Greg Andres, if he thought the loan should be approved, Brennan replied, “My recommendation was that the loan will not be made.”

Brennan said the loan was approved, because of the lime. He said the Federal Savings Bank lost $11.8 million on the loans.

The prosecution had been expected to rest on Friday. But judge T. S. Ellis III mysteriously delayed testimony in the case for five hours on Friday. The shift was large, as prosecutors had hoped to finish to witness the Friday call, and Ellis has moved a reputation as a stickler for the storage of studies.

It is unclear whether the defence put forward witnesses or evidence, or if the negotiation of the head in the direction of closing arguments. Last week, Ellis said that he was close the limit of the arguments to two hours for each side.

Ellis is also expected to rule on several motions on Tuesday morning. A is a standard to require defense motion for acquittal, the prosecution has failed to prove their case. The second is a sealed role.

Manafort, the legal problems, with the end of this study. He is also facing charges in a separate Federal court in Washington, including conspiracy against the United States, conspired to launder money, otherwise, please register as an agent of a foreign principal and the provision of false statements.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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