Manafort Trial Involves a $15K Jacket Made of Ostrich
That fashion crime should be added to the 18 counts Trump's campaign manager faces.
Prosecutors portrayed President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort as a tax cheat who used 30 offshore accounts to hide tens of millions of dollars from work in Ukraine. This in the first trial from a probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Reuters reports there are 18 counts against the former Trump campaign manager. Prosecutors pointed out that Manafort lived an extravagant and expensive lifestyle. They highlighted a $15,000 ostrich jacket and $21,000 wristwatch amongst other purchases. "A man in this courtroom believed the law did not apply to him. Not tax, not banking law," said Uzo Asonye, a member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team. Asonye continued, "All of these charges boil down to one simple issue: that Paul Manafort lied." Day two of the trial is underway.