Jury Finds Paul Manafort Guilty In Federal Tax And Bank Fraud Trial

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He was prosecuted, but the jury hung, and the charges were dropped.

The jury deliberated for four days before announcing the verdict at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia. The investigation into Cohen is separate from Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates, but Mueller did refer potential evidence to the US attorney's office in Manhattan.

Cohen struck a plea deal to federal charges including campaign-finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. This is Michael Cohen, the person who was a close lawyer to President Trump and sort of his fixer for years.

Dershowitz, who's been a critic of the Mueller investigation, said the Cohen case is the one that's potentially more damaging to the president. "Justice" took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to "break" - make up stories in order to get a 'deal.' Such respect for a fearless man!"

The plea announcement came shortly after multiple U.S. media outlets reported that Cohen had reached a plea deal with prosecutors of the Southern District of NY.

They said the campaign finance charges involve payments to two women.

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Mr. Davis told CNN that Mr. Cohen has information that would be useful for Mr. Mueller's investigation. But, you know, it's important to note that there is a widespread legal opinion and also precedent that says that the president of the United States can not be indicted while in office.

"If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen!". And she was paid by the parent company of the National Enquirer for the rights to her story, a story that she did not tell before the presidential election. "...and we're coming for him".

He remained expressionless even as his lawyers smiled during a brief discussion after the verdict in which Judge T.S. Ellis III complimented the lawyers and joked about the attention the trial has received.

The jury in the Paul Manafort financial fraud trial has submitted a new note to the judge. "This has nothing to do with Russian collusion".

Speaking at the rally, he trained his guns on the media and the investigation.

Cohen "decided that he was above the law, and for that he is going to pay a very, very serious price", Khuzami said.

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