Paul Manafort’s Trial: Rick Gates Testifies Against His Former Boss

But the prosecution’s witnesses have also testified that they generally believed that Mr. Gates was carrying out Mr. Manafort’s wishes when he gave false information to Mr. Manafort’s accountants. Prosecutors claim that information helped Mr. Manafort evade taxes on tens of millions of dollars in income and fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in bank loans.

Mr. Gates never glanced on Monday at Mr. Manafort, who glared in his direction. Asked whether they were involved in criminal activity together, Mr. Gates responded, “Yes.”

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Paul Manafort’s Trail of Scandals

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of attempting to tamper with witnesses in his federal tax and money laundering case. But this isn’t Mr. Manafort’s first public scandal.


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Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/us/politics/manafort-trial-gates-testimony.html

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