James testified about uncovering Manafort's alleged lies by perusing insurance documentation for the Brooklyn property and making a quick call to Street Easy, which confirmed the Howard St. address "was listed for rent".
Neither man was charged in connection with their Trump campaign work, but the trial has nonetheless been a distraction for a president who insists Manafort was treated shabbily and who continues to publicly fume about Mueller's investigation into potential ties between his associates and the Kremlin.
Magionos also walked jurors through charts breaking down the movement of Cyprus money to specific vendors and for use in a series of NY real estate transactions. "It has nothing to do with your consideration in this case", U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis said as the trial went into its eighth day in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Several jurors could be seen busily jotting down notes as Magionos spoke.
For most of the trial, Manafort's lawyers have ceded that numerous financial documents he submitted to the IRS, banks, and his accountants contained falsified information.
Laporta said Manafort provided no documentation to back up the claim.
Prosecutors sandwiched the testimony of Gates around other witnesses who, in sometimes dry and detailed testimony, described Manafort's lavish spending and use of offshore accounts to stash Ukrainian political consulting fees.
Manafort has pleaded not guilty to charges in both cases.
He has already admitted embezzling some funds from Manafort.
They did, however, contest prosecutors' assertion that a Manhattan loft he listed as a primary residence on the loan application was actually a rental property.
Manafort closed his Bank of Cyprus accounts in 2013 and transferred the money directly to accounts at Hellenic Bank, Magionos said.
In a court filing revealed on Thursday, the Mueller team asked the judge to explain to the jury that he was wrong to criticize the prosecutor. Andres said it was crucial to help jurors understand the flow of Manafort's money.
"Put aside any criticism", Ellis said at the trial proceedings Thursday morning. "So don't try my patience, either of you".
Manafort, according to Gates, assigned members of the Cypriot law firm as ghost directors of the shell corporations.
The terms of Manafort's loan also allowed him to withdraw cash from the bank, and Miceli testified that was not allowed for loans against investment properties. He finished his testimony Wednesday, Day 7 of the trial.
"I acknowledge I had a period of time when I had another relationship", said Gates, who is married and has four children. The prosecutors on Wednesday said Ellis had approved having them sit in, but the judge screamed at the lawyers in front of the jury, '"Don't ever do that again".
Both sides' lawyers then had the five-minute sidebar conversation with Ellis.
Prosecutors objected and Gates never answered the question. Downing had made his point.
"I may have made a mistake".
Downing had agreed in a bench conference on Tuesday not to raise the subject with Gates, a court transcript showed.
The 46-year-old, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and is cooperating with the government, began the day by describing how he helped Manafort evade USA taxes on millions of dollars earned from political consulting work they did in Ukraine. He also asked Gates about his initial admission of the affair in London.
The result, Laporta said, was an altered tax payment that Gates told her "could be paid by Mr. Manafort". On Tuesday he had indicated that the affair lasted just two months.
"Did he fire you?"
Asked why she engaged in misconduct, Laporta said she had few good choices.
Ellis also criticized the prosecution for having one of their witnesses, IRS revenue agent Michael Welch, in the room to hear other witness testimony. Manafort's lawyers on Wednesday tried to further malign Gates as a witness by suggesting Gates lied about the number of extramarital affairs he's had.
Gates, who pleaded guilty to charges in February and is cooperating on the possibility of a reduced sentence, has testified that he helped Manafort falsify his tax returns, lie to banks to get loans and hide foreign bank accounts.
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