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Manafort's lawyers back in court as run-up to 2nd trial begins - Source abc17news

Posted on Aug 29,2018
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Paul Manafort

Source abc17news

By KATELYN POLANTZ

WASHINGTON - One week ago, Paul Manafort learned from a federal jury that he had been found guilty.

But the verdict in his criminal trial in Alexandria, Virginia, was only a halfway point in his defense against special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Tuesday morning, Manafort's defense lawyers will be back in court, this time focused on securing some preliminary terms for a second criminal trial, set to begin Sept. 17 in Washington.

Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, won't be in court in person. He cited "the time it takes for the US Marshal Service to transport me to and from the courthouse" as his reason for skipping. Manafort is being held in an Alexandria jail as he awaits his trial about 10 miles away in DC.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson plans to address a few minor issues in Manafort's case, such as how much the prosecutors can discuss issues related to Ukrainian law, Manafort's mortgage applications and other loans during the trial. The loan issues became key parts of prosecutors' case against Manafort at his previous trial.

Source abc17news



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