Crime

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort convicted on eight of 18 charges

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 21, 2018) (BILL HENNESSY) – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on Tuesday (August 21) of eight counts of financial wrongdoing, giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller a victory in the first trial arising from his investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election.

After almost four days of deliberations, a 12-member jury found Manafort guilty on two counts of bank fraud, five counts of tax fraud and one charge of failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.

The jury in U.S. federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, said it could not reach a verdict on 10 of the 18 counts with which Manafort was charged. Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts.

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