Manafort Pleads Not Guilty In Second Round Of Mueller Charges

09 March, 2018, 09:29 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Paul Manafort gets a trial date

These charges would bring a likely sentence of 15 to 20 years in prison if Manafort was found guilty.

The mysterious protester held up a sign that read "Blood money" as Rick Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's, entered federal court, where he pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statements charges.

The new indictment says Manafort and Gates passed the money they received from Ukraine through foreign bank accounts to hide it from the Internal Revenue Service. Jurors will hear from 20 to 25 witnesses over a trial that will last eight to 10 days, prosecutors said.

Manafort, who has been indicted on 32 counts by Mueller primarily related to bank fraud and his work for a Ukranian political party, wrote to an intermediary just before Trump accepted the Republican nomination that he'd be willing to give Deripaska "private briefings" if he required them.

Manafort will go through two separate trials this year.

The attorney has been rebuked by the judge overseeing the District trial for speaking out on Manafort's behalf despite a gag order she issued.




They believe Manafort laundered $30 million before Yankukovych was ousted from the Ukraine in 2014, but in total "more than $75 million flowed through offshore accounts", the superseding indictment said. Christeson shouted before throwing a Russian flag at Manafort and calling him a "traitor". "Show us your bracelet". It's the second case tied to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation in which Manafort has pleaded not guilty.

Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni did put out a statement shortly after the indictment was announced. "Mr. Manafort is confident that he will be acquitted and violations of his constitutional rights will be remedied".

In Virginia, Manafort is accused of filing false tax returns, failing to report money in overseas accounts, and misleading banks on paperwork for millions in real-estate loans.

Jackson said she wouldn't punish Manafort for his February 23 statement.

The current restrictions, Downing said, are "excessive" and "incredibly onerous".

U.S. Senior Judge T.S. Ellis III picked the July date, though he did not foreclose the possibility of granting an extension to the defense if warranted.

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