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Report: Rick Gates set to testify in Manafort test version
Critical testimony is expected that the main hearing, the President of Trump’s former campaign chair as Manafort right-hand-man to the stand on Monday; reaction and analysis from James Trusty, former Ministry of justice, to the Prosecutor’s office.
Rick Gates on Monday, Chairman Paul Manafort, who testified, that he and Manafort conspired, bank and tax fraud, and he beat hundreds of thousands of dollars of Manafort took the stand in the Federal fraud case against his former business partner, the ex-trump-campaign.
The day ended with the judge in the case of ribs in the prosecutors, to tell you, you will speed up your case.
“Have you been in criminal activities involved, if you worked for Paul Manafort?” Federal Prosecutor Greg Andres asked Gates after he took the stand.
“Yes,” Gates replied.
“Did you commit a crime, with Mr. Manafort?” Andres asked.
“Yes,” Gates said.
A judge warns of the case will fall apart without gates testimony
Manafort, with a view to the bank’s fees and the tax evasion in connection with his work in the Ukraine, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Gates, as a star witness against Manafort, proposed to cooperate in a plea deal with prosecutors in the case against his former business partner. The mostly bearded Gates appeared in court clean-shaven on Monday.
During his testimony, Gates read aloud, the language of his indictment charging him with conspiracy and false statements to the government.
“Who asked you to conspire to?” the state’s attorney.
“Paul Manafort,” Gates replied.
Manafort shopping habits called into question during the process
Gates confirmed that he and Manafort under-reported income and not to file FBAR or foreign Bank account report forms.
Gates said that Manafort requested “over the years”, the gates transfers from foreign accounts, “especially in Cyprus,” and these funds were not reported.
Gates also testified that he lied to Manafort accountant and tax Advisor.
He replied “Yes” when asked if he knew that it was a crime, not to file reports.
Gates admitted embezzling “several hundred thousand” dollars from Manafort, while you work for him.
The study is set to resume Tuesday morning. Andres, the Prosecutor, said to expect more three hours at the Gates testimony.
After the jury was dismissed for the day, there were fireworks, as a U.S. District Court judge T. S. Ellis III of the team, lit up in Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the law enforcement told to speed up his case against Manafort.
During the back-and-forth, Ellis admonished the Prosecutor for not him, while you talk. “Look at me! Don’t look down!”
Andres replied that he was on the search to a relevant document, but the exchange got more heated. “She looked down, as if to say: the B. S. is!” Ellis said.
Gates’ testimony is important for prosecutors to Ellis told the court last week that you cannot “prove conspiracy” in the case, unless prosecutors call Gates.
During opening arguments last week, the team of defence made it clear, you want to blame Gates, the handles some day-to-day business activities for Manafort, for many of the alleged reporting deficiencies Manafort.
“Rick Gates had his hand in the cookie jar and couldn’t let his boss know,” Manafort defender Thomas Zehnle, said during the opening arguments.
Prosecutors presented a variety of exhibits and several witnesses to paint the as part of your effort are in the process of the call, Manafort, how to report a tax scofflaw who has failed the money for luxury goods spending to get — then lied to bank loans, when its foreign consulting work dried up.
The judge in the Paul Manafort study reminds, the prosecutors, on Friday, the high bar for conviction -that you must prove that the former trump campaign Chairman knowingly violated tax and banking laws in relation to his political work in overseas.
Manafort served as a Chairman of the trump presidential campaign in the summer of 2016, and was forced, in August of the year in the midst of the news about his ties to then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Earlier Monday, Ellis threatened to kick a Reporter out of the courtroom, if you continue to be as “disruptive.”
“If you are the cause for the fault, I must not!” Ellis said.
MANAFORT IS THE CASE, THE JUDGE ADMONISHED ‘ANNOYING’ REPORTER DURING THE PROCESS
The warning came after several reporters rushed out of the courtroom at the same time Monday, after it was announced that Gates would testify Monday.
Under the rules, reporters, the study does not cover the use of cell phones or laptops in the courtroom and have to go outside to transfer messages from the inside.
Ellis, a 78-year-old Reagan-appointed judge who is known for his colorful comments.
Fox News’ Serafin Gomez, Jake Gibson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.