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Rick Gates, an associate of US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, testified Monday that they committed crimes together.
Gates testified that he knowingly violated federal tax law by not disclosing 15 foreign bank accounts owned by him and Manafort to US authorities.
Gates and Manafort were charged with a combined 32 counts of tax and bank fraud in February, after which Gates accepted a plea deal that included testifying against Manafort.
Rick Gates, a longtime business associate of US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, on Monday testified at Manafort’s fraud trial that they committed crimes together.
Gates, whose testimony in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, was continuing, was expected to be a star witness in the government’s case, having pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors under a deal that could lead to a reduced sentence.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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