Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort found guilty of tax fraud

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday was found guilty of eight criminal counts, including 5 counts of tax fraud.

Manafort was also found guilty of two counts of bank fraud in addition to also one count of failing to file foreign bank account reports.

In a note to U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis, the jurors said they had not reached a consensus on the 10 remaining counts inside the bank fraud in addition to also tax crimes trial. Ellis, in turn, declared a mistrial on those 10 counts.

The Alexandria, Virginia criminal trial was the first borne of charges lodged by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference inside the 2016 campaign. Manafort, 69, faces another federal trial in September in Washington, D.C., which also stems via the Russia probe.

At the end of the 16-day trial, the jury’s verdict arrived at nearly the same moment in which Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to tax fraud in addition to also creating an excessive campaign contribution.

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