Ex-Trump aide Manafort’s defense rests in tax and bank fraud trial


(Reuters) – The defense attorneys for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses or having the former Trump campaign chairman testify in the trial where he is accused of bank and tax fraud.

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in this booking photo in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., July 12, 2018. Alexandria Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERS/ File Photo

At the same time, the judge overseeing the trial rejected Manafort’s motion to throw out the 18 charges against him.

Reporting by Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld; Writing by…



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