In the United States will be a court case about the machinations of Manafort
Moscow. July 31. INTERFAX.RU — by Paul Manafort could be sentenced to 305 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
The former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump by Paul Manafort on Tuesday will appear before the court on banking and tax fraud. The hearing will be held in the Federal district court of Alexandria (Virginia).
According to the newspaper the New York Times, the first phase of trials will last about three weeks. Then in September, during the second hearings by Paul Manafort will appear before the district court of the district of Columbia.
At the meeting, which starts Tuesday, will not be affected by the alleged Russian connection of Manafort, and the main theme of the hearing will be dodging the former head of the election headquarters of Donald trump from taxes and dishonestly acquired them a fortune.
Prosecutor Greg Andres confirmed that the meeting probably never will hear the word “Russia”.
The Associated Press reports that the jury members during the meeting will be to consider pictures of the property of Manafort — the pictures proving the purchase of the car brand “Mercedes”, expensive clothes and Antiques, rugs and artwork.
Gender of Manafort accused of tax evasion amounting to more than $30 million during the work of the lobbyist in the Ukrainian “Party of regions” and the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, which he laundered through offshore.
The prosecution insists that in 2006 the income of Paul Manafort made millions of dollars, which he received from the government of Ukraine and the Ukrainian oligarchs. These funds were distributed to Manafort in order to support V. Yanukovych. After the former head of Ukraine in 2014 left the country, the income of Manafort fell sharply, notes the British newspaper the Guardian.