The defense rested in USA v. Manafort yesterday following 11 days of court proceedings. Paul J. Manafort, Jr., President Donald #Trump
’s former campaign #chairman
, was present but did not testify in his defense in the #trial
which arose as part of special counsel Robert #Mueller
's investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential #election
. Initially, Manafort faced 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money (you can read the original indictment here). However, in February, Mueller filed a superseding indictment which added 20 counts (you can read the superseding indictment here). The additional counts were mostly tax-related.
#taxcharges #manaforttrial #tax