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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:48 pm 
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Manafort found guilty on 8 counts, mistrial declared in 10

Paul Manafort was found guilty of five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud.

Five counts of fraudulent tax filings, one count for each tax filing year: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Three guilty verdicts on bank fraud charges:
1. False information on a $3.4 million dollar loan application in March 2016 from Citizens Bank, Rhode Island.
2. False information on a $5.5 million loan application for a building in Brooklyn.
3. Hiding foreign bank accounts.

The other 10 charges were declared a mistrial.

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Manafort faces up to 80 years in prison

A jury found Paul Manafort guilty on eight of 18 counts against him. Those eight counts carry a maximum sentence of 80 years.

The judge has not set a sentencing date yet.

Here's the breakdown of the counts:
Count 1: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2010 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 2: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2011 (3 year max sentence)
Count 3: Tax Fraud - Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2012 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 4: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2013 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 5: Tax Fraud — Subscribing to false US individual income tax returns in 2014 (3 year maximum sentence)
Count 12: Hiding Foreign Bank Accounts — Failure to File Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts in 2012 (5 year maximum sentence)
Count 25: Bank Fraud — $3.4 million Citizens Bank loan (30 year maximum sentence)
Count 27: Bank Fraud — $1 million Bank of California loan (30 year maximum sentence)

Note: The count numbers are drawn from indictment, which is why the numbering seems off

A mistrial was declared on the remaining 10 counts: Three hiding foreign bank accounts and seven bank fraud or bank fraud conspiracy.

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Manafort is "disappointed" he did not get acquittals, lawyer says

Paul Manafort's lawyer Kevin Downing just made a brief statement following the verdict. He said Manafort is "disappointed" the jury did not acquit his client on all charges.

Here's the full statement:
"Mr. Manafort is disappointed at not getting acquittals all the way through, or a complete hung jury on all counts. However, he would like to thank Judge Ellis for granting him a fair trial, thank the jury for their very long and hard-fought deliberations. He is evaluating all of his options at this point. Thank you, everyone."

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Manafort Jury Tensions Threatened Mistrial Before Guilty Verdict
By David Voreacos, Neil Weinberg, and Andrew M Harris
August 23, 2018, 4:18 PM GMT+12

    Juror fingerpointing nearly undermined first Mueller trial
    Judge asked all the jurors if they still had open minds


Court transcripts made public after Paul Manafort was convicted of tax and bank fraud this week reveal that the judge considered a mistrial before the case went to the jury because one juror complained that others on the panel had improperly discussed the case.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III refused a mistrial bid on Aug. 14 by Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. The judge rejected a second mistrial request over a separate dispute on Aug. 20, a day before the jury convicted Manafort on eight of the 18 counts he faced, according to transcripts unsealed Wednesday.

....more at link
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ty-verdict


I wonder if an appeal is coming?

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