Paul Manafort Convicted On Eight Counts of Fraud
Judge declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts.
A federal jury has found Paul Manafort guilty on eight counts of tax and bank fraud. However, because the jury remained deadlocked on the other 10 charges, the judge declared a mistrial on those.
The former Trump campaign chairman was found guilty on all five counts he faced for tax fraud. According to The Wall Street Journal, he was also found guilty of failing to file a report on a foreign bank account, and two bank-fraud counts. But the jury had trouble making a decision on three other counts of failing to report a foreign bank account and seven other counts of bank fraud.
The jury deliberated for four days after two weeks of testimony. According to The Washington Post, Trump responded to the verdict by denouncing Mueller’s investigation.
“It doesn’t involve me … it’s a very sad thing,” the president said after arriving in West Virginia for a political rally, adding that the Manafort case “has nothing to do with” Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to The Post.
Trump calls Paul Manafort verdict ‘a very sad thing’ but says ‘it didn’t involve me’ https://t.co/PbtAhI3rPr
— Post Politics (@postpolitics) August 21, 2018
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