Mueller’s team rests case against Manafort

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors on Monday rested their case against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman.

Manafort has been charged with tax evasion, money laundering, and bank fraud over his alleged failure to report millions of dollars of income from his work as a political consultant in Ukraine before he joined the Trump campaign.

The prosecution’s witnesses have included accountants, bank executives, and former Manafort business partner Rick Gates, who agreed to work with the government and pleaded guilty to reduced charges in February.

Gates testified that Manafort had offshore accounts to hide money. He also admitted to having embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort.

The defense is expected to start calling witnesses on Tuesday.

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