Manafort Jury Has Plenty of Options to Convict
After nearly two and a half weeks of evidence and exhibits, the tax charges are the government’s strongest case against Manafort.
Judgment day draws nigh for Paul Manafort. His lawyers have rested without calling a witness and they and the government are set to make their final pitches to the jury Wednesday morning. So where is Manafort most at risk when the jury starts deliberating?
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Manafort’s danger zones: The Justice Department charged Manafort with a hefty 18 counts and the charges fall into three categories: tax evasion, failure to file mandatory foreign bank account reports, and bank fraud with a hint of conspiracy. After two and a half weeks of testimony and exhibits, the strongest evidence provided by the government is on the tax evasion charges, followed by the failure to report foreign bank accounts.