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>> The prosecution star witness Rick Gates wrapped up three days of testimony Wednesday morning in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort. Gates on Tuesday laid out a road map of how he and Manafort allegedly dodged US taxes. After admitting Monday they committed numerous crimes as business partners.
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Gates told the court Manafort requested he not tell a bookkeeper about payments made from accounts he held in Cyprus, which he said at one point held nearly 5 million euros. Sarah Lynch is at the courthouse.>> Gates has come clearly very well-prepared, going through point-by-point of all the things that he has now admitted he helped Manafort do, he's admitted to helping falsify tax returns.
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>> The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller relate to Manafort's work for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine, not his time as President Trump's campaign chair.>> He's gone through in detail how Ukrainian oligarchs would pay Mr Manafort using accounts that were in Cyprus and wire that money into an account that's controlled by Mr Manafort.
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>> Prosecutors drew laughter when they showed an e-mail Manafort sent to Gates about his 2014 tax bill. Just saw this, he wrote. Not happy, WTF. Later Tuesday, it was the defense team's turn to go after Gates, accusing him of using business funds for an affair.>> He also admitted, multiple times, that he had siphoned money out of accounts overseas, money that belonged to Paul Manafort, and had it redirected into his personal accounts.
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He finally said that he regrets what he's done and that he's now here to tell the truth and that he is to be believed and that Manafort essentially is not.>> Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank fraud, tax fraud, and failing to disclose foreign accounts.