The eight counts are related to bank and tax fraud.
The jury in the Paul Manafort trial found him guilty on eight counts in connection to bank and tax fraud and the judge declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts.
From The Wall Street Journal:
*Of Verdicts, Manafort Found Guilty on All Five Counts of Tax Fraud
*Manafort Also Found Guilty on One Count of Failure to File a Report on a Foreign Bank Account
*Manafort Also Found Guilty on Two Counts of Bank Fraud
*Mistrial Declared on Remaining Foreign-Bank-Account Charges and Bank-Fraud Counts
The six men and six women of the jury were in their fourth day of deliberations Tuesday. Earlier, they heard two weeks of testimony in which prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office alleged Mr. Manafort didn’t pay taxes on at least $16 million in income he earned through political consulting work in Ukraine during the early 2010s.
The jurors also are weighing charges accusing the longtime political consultant of providing three U.S. banks misleading or false financial information to obtain more than $20 million in loans in 2016 and 2017. Mr. Manafort faces the possibility of more than a decade in prison if convicted.
Earlier in the day the jury sent a question to the judge:
The jury asked in a note signed by the foreman today: “If we cannot come to a consensus for a single count, how can we fill in the verdict sheet?”
The jury note also said they needed a new verdict sheet, and they asked what not coming to a conclusion would mean for the “final verdict.”
The wording left unclear whether the jury was unresolved on just one count, or 17 of the 18. I guess we’ll find out when the verdict is announced.
The Judge told the jury to keep deliberating.
Manafort faces another criminal trial in September “on charges of money laundering, conspiracy, acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government, and other counts.DONATE
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