Manafort’s Lawyers Get Personal As Rick Gates’s Testimony Wraps Up

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Legal experts said the judge's criticism of the prosecution has certainly been noticed by the jury, perhaps denting the chance for prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team to sell their case that Mr. Manafort engaged in bank and tax fraud. Downing had said he wanted to ask the question because it spoke to whether Gates had lied to Mueller's office, and whether Gates' plea agreement would still be valid.

In an email shown to the jury, Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, wrote to Gates on November 24, 2016, "We need to discuss Steve Calk for Sec of Army".

Gates admitted during testimony on Monday to embezzling money from Manafort.

Ellis questioned whether prosecutor Greg Andres could shorten his case and skip some of the evidence. Manafort's defence team's has tried to pin much of the blame for financial crimes on Gates and raise doubts about his ethics and morals.

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Agent Michael Welch said that was the total the former Trump campaign chairman left off his tax returns between 2010 and 2014.

Andres also revisited the embezzlement Gates committed against Manafort.

She reached out to Manafort and Gates repeatedly for clarity, and they assured the bank several times that their documents were correct. He is also charged with bank fraud.

Gates said he and Manafort turned to a Cypriot lawyer, whom he referred to in court as "Dr K", who set up bank accounts and shell companies on Manafort's behalf and "handled everything".

Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic accountant Morgan Magionos brought Manafort's fashion tastes back to the spotlight.

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In a heated exchange with Assistant US Attorney Uzo Asonye, the judge insisted he never authorized Welch to watch the trial - which Asonye challenged. The judge said he thought he'd he'd made clear no witnesses were allowed to sit in on the rest of the trial, and after the prosecutors said they'd heard differently, Judge Ellis erupted.

Ellis encouraged both the prosecution and the defense to not try his patience with unnecessary objections or other delays.

Rick Gates has finished his testimony in the financial fraud trial of his former boss, Paul Manafort, after one last effort by defense lawyers to erode his credibility.

Rick Gates, Manafort's longtime deputy and the prosecution's star witness, walked out of the courtroom late Wednesday morning after more than 10 hours of testimony that spanned three days.

In one example, Manafort and Gates emailed each other copies of a doctored profit and loss statement they later sent a bank to help Manafort obtain a loan. When Downing resumed his questioning about what he called Gates' "secret life", Gates testified that he'd "made many mistakes over many years and I regret them". "Mr. Manafort had the same path", Gates said.

Moreover, Manafort remains a central figure in the broader inquiry into the Trump campaign's dealings with Russia, including a 2016 Trump Tower meeting at which Russians promised "dirt" on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and his role in watering down the 2016 Republican Party platform position on Ukraine.

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.

Another witness, Citizens Bank Vice President Peggy Miceli, said Manafort would not have gotten the $3.4 million loan if the bank had known it was a rental property.

"I admitted to a previous relationship", Gates said, adding that he maintained a flat for about two months.

The interview was part of an FBI investigation that sought to recover assets looted from the Ukrainian government under the rule of former President Viktor Yanukovych. One prosecutor noted that the judge had granted permission for the agent to attend. Downing asked Gates Tuesday, a rhetorical question everyone present at the trial with any courtroom experience saw coming a mile away.

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