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Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort found guilty of tax and bank fraud

  • Published at 08:23 am August 22nd, 2018
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort Reuters

A 12-member jury found Manafort guilty on two counts of bank fraud and five counts of tax fraud

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on Tuesday of eight counts of financial wrongdoing, giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller a victory in the first trial arising from his investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 US election.

After almost four days of deliberations, a 12-member jury found Manafort guilty on two counts of bank fraud, five counts of tax fraud and one charge of failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.

The jury in US federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, said it could not reach a verdict on 10 of the 18 counts with which Manafort was charged. Judge TS Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts.