Tag: Manafort, Paul J

Manafort Folds. Now What?

Advertisement His cooperation agreement with Robert Mueller is the start of a new chapter in the special counsel’s investigation. By Noah Bookbinder, Barry Berke and Norman L. Eisen Mr. Bookbinder is the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Mr. Berke is a co-chairman of the litigation […]

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Burglar Steals iPad From Home of Banker Tied to Paul Manafort, Police Say

A burglar broke into a Manhattan penthouse early Tuesday and made off with a briefcase and an iPad belonging to a banker who once did work for President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, the police said. The homeowner, David Fallarino, 38, is a loan officer at Citizens Bank who […]

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Trump Praises Manafort for Refusing to ‘Break,’ Unlike Cohen, His Former Fixer

President Trump on Wednesday praised his former campaign chairman who was just convicted of defrauding the federal government and accused his longtime personal attorney of breaking under legal pressure. Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman, was convicted Tuesday of tax and financial fraud. Michael D. Cohen, the president’s former […]

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A One-Two Punch Puts Trump Back on His Heels

WASHINGTON — In two courtrooms 200 miles apart on Tuesday, President Trump’s almost daily attempts to dismiss the criminal investigations that have engulfed his White House all but collapsed. Mr. Trump has long mocked the investigations as “rigged witch hunts,” pursued by Democrats and abetted by a dishonest news media. […]

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All the President’s Crooks

He also enriched himself by working for some of the world’s most notorious leaders, including Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, Jonas Savimbi in Angola and Mobutu Sese Seko of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He helped elect the pro-Kremlin Viktor Yanukovych as president of Ukraine, a job that earned him […]

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Paul Manafort Convicted in Fraud Trial

Defense lawyers acknowledged that Mr. Manafort had no income by the time the Trump campaign hired him in March 2016 as a volunteer, first to manage delegates to the Republican National Convention, then as campaign chairman. Still, he bought his annual season tickets to the New York Yankees, charging $210,600 […]

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Paul Manafort Trial Jury Suggests It Is Divided on One of 18 Counts

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The jury in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort asked the judge on Tuesday for instructions on how to fill out the verdict sheet if jurors are having trouble reaching consensus on a single one of the 18 counts. Judge T.S. Ellis III called the jurors […]

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Paul Manafort’s Accountant Testifies She Helped Alter Financial Documents

She also sent letters to banks noting that Mr. Manafort anticipated a $2.4 million payment by November 2016 for work in Ukraine. In fact, his Ukraine work for Mr. Yanukovych — whom prosecutors called Mr. Manafort’s “golden goose” — had ended at least a year earlier. Other financial records showed that Mr. Manafort’s company, DMP […]

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Paul Manafort Was Deep in Debt. He Saw an Opportunity in Trump.

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort’s services did not come cheap. His consulting work helped prop up foreign strongmen, who in turn kept him in $12,000 bespoke suits from Beverly Hills. But by 2016, Mr. Manafort was broke. His longtime cash cow, the Ukrainian president Viktor F. Yanukovych, was out of office, living in exile. Mr. Manafort […]

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Prosecutors Document Paul Manafort’s Reversal of Fortune After 2014

Still, she acknowledged that in early 2016, as Mr. Manafort sought to mortgage some of his seven or eight homes, Mr. Gates was the one who peppered her with demands for inaccurate financial statements. “Does not make sense,” Mr. Gates wrote her when she refused to alter a financial statement to show income that Mr. […]

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Another Gift for a Putin Buddy

Even as new evidence surfaces that someone, probably in Russia, is meddling with another American election, we can forget about strict punishment from sanctions for at least one of the Russian oligarchs closest to President Vladimir Putin. This week, the Trump administration further eased its pressure on Rusal, Russia’s largest aluminum company, less than four […]

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Mueller’s Digging Exposes Culture of Foreign Lobbying and Its Big Paydays

“You would need to make the travel arrangements, and transfer the $50G before the trip,” he wrote to Rick Gates, Mr. Manafort’s partner for the Ukraine work. “If you want me to come on Monday and leave Thursday it would be $40G.” Mr. Devine, who is known as Tad, went on to become the chief […]

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Prosecution in Paul Manafort Trial Seeks to Detail Tax Avoidance

Mr. Manafort is being held in jail in Alexandria after having his bond revoked following charges that he had tried to tamper with witnesses in the case. It is the first trial stemming from charges brought by Mr. Mueller. Mr. Manafort’s team sought in its opening statement on Tuesday to deflect blame to Rick Gates, […]

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At Manafort Trial, Jurors Will Hear Little About Russia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Before a packed federal courtroom, jury selection began Tuesday in the bank and tax fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman. Mr. Manafort, 69, is the first American charged in the inquiry by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to maintain his innocence and to force the prosecutors […]

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Paul Manafort’s Trial Is Donald Trump’s, Too

The word collusion probably won’t come up in the Alexandria, Va., courtroom where Paul Manafort sweats out much of this and the next few weeks. It’s possible, too, that Donald Trump won’t be mentioned, at least not often. But make no mistake: Manafort’s trial on bank- and tax-fraud charges, stemming from political consulting in Ukraine […]

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Russia Is Not on the Docket at Manafort’s Trial, but It Will Be in the Air

WASHINGTON — When they present their evidence in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort beginning this week, federal prosecutors have promised the judge, no government witness will even utter the word Russia. Russia inevitably looms over the entire proceeding anyway. Mr. Manafort, who was chairman of President Trump’s campaign, faces 32 charges of bank […]

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How Alan Friedman, Italy’s Professional American, Put Paul Manafort in Jail

In March 2013, the same month Mr. Friedman’s parents and sister came to Italy for his marriage to Gabriella Carignani, the descendant of a noble Tuscan family, Mr. Friedman helped arrange a lobbying trip to Washington for Mr. Prodi. In February 2014, he wrote to Mr. Prodi asking him to “please review” an opinion piece […]

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Paul Manafort’s Trial Starts Tuesday. Here Are the Charges and the Stakes.

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, the veteran Republican political operative and lobbyist who helped run President Trump’s 2016 campaign, is scheduled to go to trial on financial fraud charges starting on Tuesday in United States District Court in Alexandria, Va. The main points to be aware of: It is the first trial stemming from charges brought […]

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Two Trump Allies, Seeing Unlimited Opportunity, Instead Drew Scrutiny

Mr. Gates was looking to re-establish himself as a Washington power broker after spending the better part of the decade before the 2016 campaign working with Mr. Manafort, his mentor and business partner, for Russia-aligned Ukrainian interests that paid them tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Broidy, who had pleaded guilty in 2009 in a […]

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Judge Denies Manafort’s Request to Move Trial Away From Washington

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Paul Manafort’s request to move the first of his two criminal trials hundreds of miles away from Washington. Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, had asked to move his trial to Roanoke, Va., to avoid political bias and intense media coverage. But Judge T. S. Ellis III of […]

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Manafort Is Transferred From Jail Where He Was Treated Like a ‘V.I.P.’

WASHINGTON — Hoping to delay his trial in Virginia on charges of bank fraud and money laundering, Paul Manafort instead managed this week to get himself transferred from a jail where prosecutors said he described his treatment as “V.I.P.” to one where his lawyers claim he is worried about his safety. Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s […]

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