Crook You Can Believe In? Here’s Why the Feds Think Jurors Will Trust Rick Gates.
If he lies now, he’s going to prison. Plus, they have lot of evidence that holds up even if he doesn’t.
Rick Gates’ credibility got beat up during cross-examination Tuesday, when he sounded evasive and defensive about embezzling from Paul Manafort. Wednesday, prosecutor Greg Andres used his redirect examination to try and buttress his star witness’ credibility.
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We wouldn’t know this without him: After defense attorney Kevin Downing dwelled a lot on the fact that Gates had initially lied to the special counsel’s office about his crimes, Andres wanted the jury to know that Gates volunteered to them that he’d ripped off his boss for several hundred thousand dollars and had been truthful ever since his plea agreement.