• Manafort trial day 4: Prosecutors dive into the money trail and a key witness admits to helping Manafort commit financial fraud

    11 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Cindy Laporta, Paul Manafort's longtime tax preparer, gave critical testimony Friday in Manafort's criminal trial about his and Rick Gates' alleged tax and bank fraud.
    Laporta was granted immunity in exchange for her testimony, and she said she helped the two men commit financial fraud while working on Manafort's tax returns.
    Laporta joined Manafort's bookkeeper, Heather Washkuhn, and CPA, Philip Ayliff, in saying that she was unaware Manafort controlled over a dozen foreign bank accounts that loaned money to his political consulting firm while she managed his finances.
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