Trump's former campaign chief convicted on 8 counts

Trump's former campaign chief convicted on 8 counts

Failing to report foreign bank accounts carries a maximum sentence of five years, and each count of bank fraud can lead up to 30 years in prison. The federal court jury battled intense pressure, shouting matches, tears and potentially outcome-changing missteps to reach its verdict, all of it underscoring a courtroom truism: a carefully choreographed trial can turn on the actions of a single juror. A spokesperson for Mr. Mueller's office declined to comment.

The list of those who have pleaded guilty to various charges includes Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, Manafort's business partner Rick Gates, and Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan. The Times said Giuliani echoed Trump's assertion that Manafort was treated "horribly" by the justice system.

Despite popular sentiment, Trump has continued his crusade against Mueller's investigation, consistently labeling the probe a "witch hunt" on Twitter.

So President Trump has had a very interesting response to both of these two cases.

When that income ended in 2014, authorities charge Manafort lied to banks to get millions of dollars more in loans to support his seven-figure lifestyle.

The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has begun its fourth day of deliberations. They were unrelated to the core of Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to subvert the 2016 US presidential election in Trump's favor.

The jury in the trial of Paul Manafort would have convicted the former Trump campaign chairman on all 18 criminal charges if not for one juror who had questions about the reasonable doubt standard of guilt, a juror told Fox News on Wednesday.

When Ellis started inquiring with jurors about what was happening on August 10, one juror told him the other members of the jury had been making remarks about politics and the case, and how one juror commented that "the defense was weak".

Defense lawyers did not press the issue in public, and after the jury's verdict, Manafort attorney Kevin Downing took care to praise Ellis for a fair trial and the jury "for their very long and hard-fought deliberations".

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Five of the guilty verdicts were for filing false tax documents, and the other three involved foreign bank account registration and bank fraud.

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Despite the intrigue, the jury of six men and six women managed to agree on eight of 18 counts.

The interview Wednesday night marked the first time a juror had publicly identified him or herself after the trial.

The list also appears to refer to numerous purchases of high-end clothing and consumer electronics that were discussed in the Virginia trial as prosecutors there laid out their case about Manafort's income and wire transfers from foreign accounts.

Bankers and bookkeepers related to Manafort's finances testified for the government. Manafort's lawyers repeatedly suggested their client might not have known the law.

Duncan told Cooper that Manafort's conviction has not changed her view that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation, which resulted in Manafort's indictment, is a "witch hunt".

The outcome nearly certainly guarantees years of prison for Manafort and established the ability of special counsel Robert Mueller's team to persuade a jury of average citizens despite months of partisan attacks - including from Trump - on the investigation's integrity.