A prosecutor showed Mikuska and the jury a series of invoices, including for home improvement work, that was seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the August 2017 raid.
Prosecutors portrayed U.S. President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort as a tax cheat who used offshore accounts to hide tens of millions of dollars from political work in Ukraine, as the first trial from a probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election got off to a quick start on Tuesday. His defense attorneys say he isn't to blame because he left the details of his finances to others.
The suggestion in court Wednesday that prosecutors may not ask Gates to testify apparently surprised even Judge T.S. Ellis - who retorted: "This is news to me".
He cautioned them that the term could imply that Manafort was associating with "despicable people and therefore he's despicable".
But assistant U.S. attorney Uzo Asonye said of Gates: "He may testify, he may not".
Things like a $21,000 Limited Edition black titanium Royal Way watch with crystal, a Mercedes Benz for his wife, and a $15,000 jacket made of ostrich. At one point, his defense lawyers sued Mueller and the Justice Department, saying they'd overstepped their bounds by bringing a prosecution untethered to the core questions of Mueller's investigation - whether Russian Federation worked with the Trump campaign to tip the election. Mueller was not present in the courtroom.
Prosecutor Greg Andres argued that documenting Manafort's spending for the jury was important to the case.
"All of these charges boil down to one simple issue: that Paul Manafort lied", Asonye said. At one point, prosecutor Uzo Asonye said it was possible the star witness in the case, Manafort's former right-hand man Rick Gates, may not be needed to testify, although that was met with some skepticism in the courtroom.
Trump and his lawyers have repeatedly sought to play down Manafort's connection to the president, yet the trial won't be entirely without references to the campaign. Their roles were expected to feature more prominently in the Washington trial later this autumn.
When Capone stood trial in 1931, prosecutors needed a way to show that the mobster - not the kind to leave a paper trial when it came to income - was making a lot of money.
It was Gates, the defense said, who was supposed to keep track of the money Manafort earned. "That's what Rick Gates was being paid to do".
The trial is expected to last several weeks. Gates also worked on the Trump campaign.
The prosecution said in court it is moving ahead of schedule and intends to rest its case sometime next week.
The question of collusion with Russian Federation is not at the heart of the case against Manafort.
But Zehnle said there was no evidence that Manafort ever meant to deceive the IRS.
Katzman and Wall both said they received wire transfers from accounts held by Cypress-based companies, including Leviathan Advisors Limited, and that the payments were applied to Manafort's invoices.
The judge's testiness also revealed itself when he complained about the unpronounceable names on the suits Manafort wore-"If it doesn't say Men's Wearhouse, I don't buy it."-and when he reprimanded attorneys for rollings their eyes at him".
He faces a second trial in September on conspiracy charges. It involves allegations that he acted as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukrainian interests and made false statements to the US government.
Zehnle appeared to be aiming to undermine the credibility of Gates, who pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation.
Mueller has indicted or secured guilty pleas from 32 people and three companies, including 12 people court documents described as Russian intelligence agents who hacked into Democratic Party computer networks.
The electoral commission warned that final results of the presidential first round may not be known until Friday or even Saturday. The southern African country this week held its first elections since the downfall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe in 2017.
This includes reimposing sanctions on Iran's purchases of USA dollars as well as its trade in gold and precious metals. Iranian officials have spoken out against US President Donald Trump's offer to meet Iran's leader.
Twitter users wonder if Trump has ever purchased his own groceries after he makes a freaky claim at Florida rally. Bill Nelson in one of the most high-profile races of this midterm election and polls indicate a close contest.
Tim Cook spent an unusual amount of time focused on Apple's services division during the Q3 earnings call, and for good reason. Some of the more bullish Apple analysts believed Apple might report $9.2 billion in services revenue for the June quarter.
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Wilson posted the plans for his gun, called the Liberator, onto his website, where the plans were downloaded thousands of times. That same day Wilson and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a preemptive suit against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S.
With the arrival of the Fortnite birthday quest-line, completion of the quest will reward them the birthday brigade Ramirez hero. Players can unlock new items with limited-time birthday challenges, plus there are new mini games and a new-look Battle Bus.
There have been a host of theories about why the plane disappeared, ranging from an accident to a hijacking or even a terror plot. The co-pilot's flight simulator was seized from his home but investigators concluded there was nothing suspicious on it.
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Officers have gone to homes of several people reported missing and found that cars were gone - a strong indication they fled. Some 536 structures have been destroyed, with a count by the Associated Press finding that at least 300 of those are homes.
Sen. Johnson: Shutdown Threat Not 'Helpful'
Instead, he simply ticked down a list of border security funding priorities and immigration reforms that he would like to see. The $5 billion is well above the $1.6 billion in the Senate version of a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. economic growth surges by 4.1 cent
THE FACTS: Economists do expect a strong number for growth in the April-June quarter, but it is likely to be a temporary bounce. But yes, we can talk all day long about GDP numbers all day long, but that doesn't matter if you just got laid off.
Newcastle Agree On A Decent Fee For Unwanted Striker
Since then he has managed a total of 66 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 20 goals and has set up ten more for his team-mates. They have also signed Japan global striker Yoshinori Muto from Mainz, subject to a work permit .