• Paul Manafort trial day 6: Rick Gates admits to an extramarital affair, and Manafort's lawyers try to cast a political shadow over the trial

    12 days ago - By Chron

    Dana Verkouteren via AP
    Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's former right-hand man, testified Tuesday that he cheated Manafort out of millions of dollars to finance an extramarital affair a decade ago.
    Gates also testified to several other exchanges with Manafort that appeared to show the two men conspiring to commit bank and tax fraud at Manafort's direction.
    The central facet of Manafort's defense is to throw a wrench through Gates' credibility.
    Manafort's lawyers also sought to cast a political shadow over Tuesday's proceedings when they questioned Gates about what the special counsel Robert...
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  • Rick Gates admits to stealing nearly $3 million from Paul Manafort to finance an extramarital affair

    12 days ago - By Chron

    James Lawler Duggan/AP
    Rick Gates testified on Tuesday that he stole nearly $3 million from his former boss, Paul Manafort, to finance an extramarital affair ten years ago.
    Gates said his wife knew about the affair, which Manafort's lawyer repeatedly referred to as being part of Gates' "secret life."
    "After all the lies you've told, you expect this jury to believe you?" Manafort's lawyer asked Gates at one point.
    "Yes," Gates replied. He added that he was "here to tell the truth" and to take responsibility for his actions.
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  • Rick Gates admits to stealing nearly $3 million from Paul Manafort to finance an extramarital affair

    Rick Gates admits to stealing nearly $3 million from Paul Manafort to finance an extramarital affair

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Rick Gates testified on Tuesday that he stole nearly $3 million from his former boss, Paul Manafort, to finance an extramarital affair ten years ago.
    Gates said his wife knew about the affair, which Manafort's lawyer repeatedly referred to as being part of Gates' "secret life."
    "After all the lies you've told, you expect this jury to believe you?" Manafort's lawyer asked Gates at one point.
    "Yes," Gates replied. He added that he was "here to tell the truth" and to take responsibility for his actions.
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  • Meet Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's former right-hand man who is now the star witness testifying against him in trial

    12 days ago - By Chron

    Evan Vucci/AP
    Businessman Rick Gates is a cooperating witness in the special counsel Mueller's Russia investigation and the star witness in the trial of Paul Manafort.
    Gates was Manafort's long-time associate and protégé. The two met as Washington lobbyists three decades ago.
    He joined the Trump campaign with Manafort in 2016.
    Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of the Trump campaign, is testifying this week as the prosecution's star witness in the trial of his former boss and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
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