Manafort Trial Day 4: Bank Fraud and Bookkeepers
Paul Manafort’s federal trial has now entered the alleged bank fraud section.
The former Trump campaign chairman’s trial is entering its fourth day Friday in Alexandria, Va., with the spotlight moving away from his lavish spending habits and onto how prosecutors say he concealed information from his financial record-keepers and lied about his income to acquire loans.
Manafort is charged with 18 counts of conspiracy, tax and bank fraud. His trial is the first to make its way to jurors after indictments from special counsel Robert Mueller.
Friday will begin with further testimony from Philip Ayliff, a longtime tax accountant for Manafort. Ayliff testified Thursday that although Manafort was provided an outlet to disclose foreign bank accounts, he did not do so.