Jury to Start Deciding Case against Paul Manafort

(From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

The case against U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been sent to a jury for deliberations after prosecutors presented closing arguments portraying an alleged web of lies Manafort laid to escape paying U.S. taxes on the income he earned for political-consulting work in Ukraine.

The jurors on August 16 will begin deliberating their verdict on 18 counts of tax- and bank-fraud prosecutors have leveled against Manafort in a U.S. district court outside Washington. If found guilty on all the charges, he could face eight to 10 years in prison.

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