Takeaways from day eight of the Paul Manafort trial

Takeaways from day eight of the Paul Manafort trial

After only eight minutes with defense attorney Kevin Downing, a prosecutor asked questions created to restore his credibility in the eyes of the jury.

Gates then left the witness stand.

Magionos said she reviewed documents spanning from 2010 to 2014 from the Bank of Cyprus, Hellenic Bank, Royal Bank and HSBC Group AG accounts in the United Kingdom.

Manafort is the first subject of the Mueller investigation to stand trial.

The judge's comments and detailed testimony about Manafort's loans came during the eighth day of his trial as prosecutors began presenting the bulk of their bank fraud case against him after spending days largely on tax-evasion allegations.

Gates, who is married and has four children, acknowledged having had a "relationship" a decade ago and admitted to stealing from his boss during a "difficult time" in his life by inflating personal expenses.

In December 2016, Manafort sent an "urgent" email to Gates including Calk and Calk's son on a list of people Manafort wanted to receive invitations to Trump's inauguration.

Greg Andres, a prosecutor on special counsel Robert Mueller's team, somewhat softened the blows Manafort's attorney had inflicted during his cross examination. But Trump has shown interest in the proceedings, tweeting support for Manafort and suggesting he has been treated worse than gangster Al Capone.

Manafort, 69, a veteran Republican political operative, was Trump's campaign chairman from May to August 2016, when he was forced to step down amid questions about his work for Ukraine's former pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych.

The 46-year-old former political consultant told jurors how Manafort asked for tickets to Trump's inauguration so he could give them to a banker involved in approving a loan at the center of his financial fraud trial. Welch said the monetary figure was based on an accounting method used by Manafort.

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The prosecution has said it expected to wrap up its case by week's end.

Between 2010 and 2014, more than $15.6 million flowed from foreign accounts to Manafort vendors and the purchase of real estate in Virginia and New York, Magionos said. Courtroom illustration courtesy of Bill Hennessy.

Mr. Gates admitted over three days to various crimes, including some he said he committed with Mr. Manafort and others he carried out on his own.

That's important to prosecutors, who need to not only prove Manafort skimped on paying millions of dollars in taxes.

Gates said Monday that over the years, Manafort directed him to make payments through wire transfers.

In other testimony, Gates recounted how he converted a PDF of a profit-and-loss statement to a Microsoft Word document so he could doctor it to inflate the business' income.

In applying for the loan, Manafort claimed the property was a second home, but prosecutors introduced as evidence a 2015 tax return indicating the property generated about $100,000 in rental income.

Andres followed up: "Did Mr Manafort know?" He initially tried to avoid admitting he purposefully lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about a 2013 meeting Manafort attended with a US congressman and tried to avoid using the term "embezzled" in relation to the inflated expense reports he submitted for reimbursement during his employment with Manafort.

Downing on Tuesday spent several hours firing questions at Gates to impugn his credibility and paint him as a liar, asking about everything from his extramarital affair in London and funds he embezzled from Manafort, to questions on whether he may have crossed the line by submitting personal expenses when he worked for Trump's inaugural committee.

Manafort's lawyers did not dispute Thursday that a Citizens Bank loan application he signed in March 2016 contained at least one piece of false information: that Manafort had no mortgage on a property in Brooklyn.

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