Ex-Manafort aide Gates testifies his mentor hid income in Cyprus

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s longtime aide testified at trial on Tuesday that Manafort instructed him not to tell their firm’s bookkeeper about payments from accounts in Cyprus that held millions of dollars in earnings from consulting work for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.

Rick Gates, the U.S. government’s star witness in Manafort’s trial on tax and bank fraud charges, told a federal court jury in Alexandria, Virginia, that there were hundreds of emails showing Manafort approved payments out of the Cypriot accounts.


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