USA: Manafort jury reaches verdict on 8 counts, mistrial declared on 10 others
CNN reports that the jury in the Paul Manafort trial has reached a verdict on eight counts, but it can’t reach consensus on 10 counts. A mistrial has been declared on the other ten.
Manafort attorney, Kevin Downing, says Manafort is ‘reviewing all options,’ and they were disappointed not to get a hung jury on all counts.
Earlier on Tuesday, the jury asked Judge T.S. Ellis what would happen if they couldn’t reach a verdict on a count. The judge responded the jury should keep working on it.
Prosecutors spent more than two weeks presenting their case as they sought to prove Manafort concealed millions of dollars in offshore accounts from the IRS.
Manafort’s trial is the first stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and Trumps subsequent victory.
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