Category Archives: Money Laundering

Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 5

Jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud trial may have come away from the first week of testimony with a vivid impression of him as a man who spent vast sums on luxurious houses, landscaping, and clothes, and who gave lenders … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 4

Alexandria, Virginia (CNN)Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort‘s longtime bookkeeper testified Thursday that Manafort was in serious financial trouble in 2016 after his lobbying business dried up, and he and his deputy Rick Gates sent several fake, inflated income business … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 3

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is hurtling through its tax- and bank-fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, with prosecutors predicting their case could wrap up as soon as next week. Under constant pressure from U.S. District Court … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 2

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, is on trial in federal court in Alexandria on bank and tax fraud charges. Prosecutors allege he failed to pay taxes on millions he made from his work for a Russia-friendly Ukrainian political … Continue reading

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Paul Manafort on Trial – Day 1

Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign chairman will this week risk spending the rest of his life in prison, rather than help Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion with Russia. Paul Manafort is due to stand trial in Virginia from Wednesday … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Justice Kennedy’s son was Trump’s Banker at Deutsche Bank

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FBI has obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Donald Trump Jr at NRA Convention

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Rick Gates attorneys quit

(CNN) Attorneys for former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates are seeking to withdraw from the case, according to a new court filing. They provided a reason to the court under seal. Walter Mack, one of the now-former attorneys for Gates, … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Confirmed: Robert Mueller has far more Trump-Russia evidence than previously known

Palmer Report: All along, it’s appeared that Special Counsel Robert Mueller knows far more about Donald Trump’s Russia scandal than Congress, the media, or the public knows. Although Mueller keeps his cards close to the vest, his actions periodically suggest … Continue reading

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Gag Order in U.S. v Paul J. Manafort

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