Aug 14, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Defense rests case in Manafort trial without calling witnesses

Paul Manafort

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Paul Manafort’s defense attorneys rested their case in his fraud trial Tuesday, without calling any witnesses.

The big picture: Prosecutors working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller rested their case against Manafort on Monday after more than two weeks of presenting witnesses and evidence to illustrate how Manafort obtained millions of dollars offshore and avoided paying taxes.

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