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Prosecutors present more evidence of fraud in Manafort case

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By CHAD DAY, STEPHEN BRAUN and ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The cross-examination of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's protege ended after the defense renewed its attack on Rick Gates' credibility.

In three days of testimony, Gates acknowledged cheating on his wife, stealing from Manafort and initially lying to special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling.

Following Gates' testimony, prosecutors resumed trying to make their case for financial fraud by Manafort through documentary evidence to demonstrate his control of offshore bank accounts containing millions of dollars not reported to the IRS as required by U.S. law.

An IRS agent, Michael Welch, testified that Manafort didn't report at least $16 million on his tax returns between 2010 and 2014. He also said Manafort should have reported multiple foreign bank accounts to the IRS in those years.

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