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UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Manafort gets 7 years in prison, then faces fresh NY charges

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh …


Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoena

Paul Manafort will make his first court appearance in months on Friday as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue over whether the former Trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators, including …


Trump: Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

President Donald Trump says he did not know anything about allegations his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused …


Filing: Manafort accused of lying about sharing poll data

A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties …


Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

New developments put Manafort back in Russia probe spotlight

The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian …


Trump: Not concerned about Manafort cooperation

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s not concerned about what his former campaign chairman is telling investigators in the Russia probe.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Sessions hits Trump back: Won’t be ‘improperly influenced’

President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions “never took control of the Justice …


Manafort juror says 1 holdout prevented 18-count conviction

A juror in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from convicting the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11 p.m.

Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, Cohen making up stories

President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort guilty of 8 charges; mistrial on 10 others

Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former …


Manafort’s defense rests after calling no witnesses

Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.


Bank official recalls red flags on Manafort loan application

A bank executive said he found several red flags with Paul Manafort’s finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort financial fraud trial

After three days of dramatic and sometimes salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign …


Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to FBI

The star witness in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial says the former Trump campaign chairman told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies and bank accounts during a 2014 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans

Paul Manafort’s longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax bill.


Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman – and …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Judge in Manafort trial: Don’t use word ‘oligarchs’

The judge in Paul Manafort’s trial told prosecutors Wednesday not to use the word “oligarch” to describe wealthy Ukrainians who paid millions to the former Trump campaign chairman.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Prosecutors: Paul Manafort believed he was above the law

Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said Tuesday as they …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Prosecutors: Manafort says he’s treated like ‘VIP’ in jail

President Donald Trump’s jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a “VIP” while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday …


Defense lawyers ask to move Manafort trial, cite publicity

Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, have asked a judge to relocate a criminal trial starting later this month because of pretrial publicity.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Judge in Virginia lets case against Manafort move forward

A federal judge in Virginia rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to throw out charges in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, clearing the way …


Manafort appeals jailing, civil case against Mueller

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort jailed pending trial

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.


Judge orders Mueller probe to turn over names of European politicians in alleged Manafort lobbying scheme

A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to tell Paul Manafort by Friday the names of the European politicians and unidentified “others” that investigators allege were part of Manafort’s secret lobbying …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

New charges filed against Manafort in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought new obstruction charges against President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Mueller may be using Manafort probe to dig into ’16 campaign

New documents reveal that special counsel Robert Mueller may be trying to use his investigation of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to probe deeper into Trump’s 2016 presidential …


Mueller files new charges in Manafort, Gates case

New charges were filed Thursday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, ratcheting up the legal pressure on them as they prepare for a trial later …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Mueller files new charges in Manafort case

Court records indicate at least one new charge has been filed under seal in the case against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.