ALEXANDRIA, Aug. 22 (WebNoviny.sk) – Former head of Donald Trump's presidential campaign has recognized the US court responsible for financial crimes. The jury has reached agreement on eight of the 18 complaints in all, and Paul Manaufort has been guilty of some tax and bank fraud.
In the case of the remaining ones, it remained divided. The deadline for determining the penalty has not yet been announced by the court. Prosecutors now have the time until August 29 to decide whether they are trying to reach his conviction, even with the remaining ten points.
The verdict is the first victory for the special researcher Robert Mueller, who is investigating the alleged Russian influence of the US presidential elections in 2016.
Manafort is faced with many charges, including against US mapping, false testimony, money laundering and other economic crimes, as well as not being a foreign agent. In theory, he is faced with a maximum of 80 years in prison.