ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates.
A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
The verdict Tuesday was part of a stunning one-two punch of bad news for the White House, coming as the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was pleading guilty in New York to campaign finance charges arising from hush money payments made to two women who say they had sexual relationships with Trump.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
The jury returned the decision after deliberating four days on tax and bank fraud charges against Manafort.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
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