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Paul Manafort Convicted of 8 Bank and Tax Fraud Charges; Mistrial on 10 Other Charges

Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS/NewscomPaul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and a veteran dweller of the D.C. “swamp” culture Trump allegedly detests, has been found guilty of eight out of 18 charges related to tax evasion and bank fraud. But the jury could not reach a conclusion on the remaining 10 and the judge has ordered a mistrial on those remaining charges.
In October 2017, Manafort became first person indicted by FBI Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller as part of a larger investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort used more than 30 overseas bank accounts …read more

Source:: Reason.com