Rick Gates Testifies That He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort

Donald Trump campaign aide Rick Gates departs after a status conference at the U.S. District Court following his indictment on tax fraud and money laundering charges in the special counsel's investigation into allege

Rick Gates, the key prosecution witness in the tax and fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, testified Monday he had committed crimes alongside and at the direction of his former partner - and had also stolen from Manafort himself.

Manafort, 69, has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.

He said he was aware Mr Manafort was acting as an unregistered foreign agent in lobbying for Ukraine. Laporta, looking at a summary of loans to Manafort and his businesses, said she could not see any indication that the loan from Deripaska had been paid off.

"At Mr. Manafort's request we did not disclose foreign bank accounts", Gates told the jury in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, describing their relationship of two decades as limited to business.

The defense in the case is likely to subject Gates to an intensive cross-examination after arguing during opening statements that he embezzled millions of dollars from Manafort and then turned against him under pressure from Mueller.

Chemical weapons scientist assassinated in Syria
An Israeli government official declined to comment on reports of Asber's death when asked by the Reuters news agency. Western countries accuse the Syria government of possessing chemical weapons , an allegation rejected by Damascus.


Manafort's lawyers doubled down Monday on their main line of defense: that Manafort placed too much trust in Gates, who abused that trust by putting Manafort's money in legally compromising environs and embezzled gobs of cash from him. He testified that at Manafort's instruction, he lied to Manafort's accountants about foreign bank accounts in order to avoid paying taxes on that money. The charges largely predate his five months on the Trump campaign.

While Mueller's charge is investigating the nature and extent of the Russian government's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, he was presented a broad mandate by then-Acting, now-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". Gates also worked for the Trump election campaign.

Gates began working for Manafort in 2006 on his business ventures in Ukraine.

Update from the Paul Manafort trial: Rick Gates admitted... everything in testimony yesterday.

Critical testimony expected at the trial of President Trump's former campaign chair as Manafort's right-hand man set to take the stand as early as Monday; reaction and analysis from James Trusty, former Justice Department prosecutor. A letter backdated to 2015 was signed by a member of the law firm that ran Manafort's Cypriot accounts, Gates said.

Kroenke to take charge of Arsenal after Usmanov agrees to sell
KSE said the holders of the remaining 3 percent of Arsenal will be entitled to receive 29,419.64 pounds for each share. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager replaced long-serving boss Arsene Wenger in May.


In a dramatic and riveting moment in court, Gates testified that he had committed crimes with his former associate.

Gates said an associate, Konstantin Klimnik, had control over the overseas accounts.

Some of the maneuvers were at the request of Gates, while others implicated Manafort, Laporta testified.

Under cross examination on Monday, defence attorney Kevin Downing attempted to show that Gates was the point person in dealing with the accountants.

But Mr Manafort is not charged with helping the Kremlin.

Supergirl Movie in Development at Warner Bros
It has also been said WB was waiting to see if Fallout was going to be a success, which it is, to decide on resigning Cavill. So there is optimism instead of dread at the idea of a new Supergirl movie, which is apparently happening now.


Andres said he was entitled to show the jury why Manafort was getting tens of millions of dollars in payments.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Parkland shooter bought AR-15 for $560 because it was 'cool-looking'
Aug 07, 2018 - 19:40
At first, Cruz said that he did not even remember how he had gotten to Stoneman Douglas to carry out his rampage. The transcript also noted that Cruz also had talked to himself aloud about his own desire to die.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Becca Kufrin defends controversial 'Bachelorette' victor : 'He didn't mean it'
Aug 07, 2018 - 19:02
He cried talking to Becca's uncle Chuck, recalling relatives who had cancer while discussing the death of Becca's father. Do not continue reading if you're avoiding The Bachelorette spoilers! Kufrin said she grieved after the public break-up.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fabio Fognini takes title in Los Cabos Open
Aug 07, 2018 - 18:33
It is the 31-year-old Fognini's eighth ATP Tour victory but his first on hardcourts after previously winning only on clay. The Argentine, after a strong start, lost his way, even on his usually reliable forehand wing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi airline stops flights to Canada amid escalating diplomatic row
Aug 07, 2018 - 18:30
A number of rights campaigners, including award-winning gender rights activist Samar Badawi, have been arrested in the kingdom. Canadian authorities said they are " seriously concerned " about Saudi Arabia's freeze of new trade between the countries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose Mourinho tells Manchester United: Sign players or expect hard season
Aug 07, 2018 - 17:16
Manchester United have confirmed that Marcus Rashford will wear the club's iconic number 10 jersey when the new season begins. He told MUTV , "If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design
Aug 07, 2018 - 16:21
The rocket's first stage returned to earth, landing on the " Of Course I Still Love You " drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. An artist's impression of the Merah Putih communications satellite in orbit with its solar arrays and antennas deployed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Video shows Brooklyn nail salon workers attacking customer
Aug 07, 2018 - 14:54
The customer, Christina Thomas , refused to pay because she did not like the way the owner, Huiyue Zheng , waxed her eyebrows. Since the fight, hundreds of negative reviews, often referencing the incident, have been left on the salon's Yelp page.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Organ donation system to be overhauled in England
Aug 07, 2018 - 13:27
Further, 21% of people who died on the organ donation waiting list in the United Kingdom a year ago were from a BAME background. In Wales, a system of presumed consent is in operation and Scotland has also published a plan for an opt-out donation system.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions
Aug 07, 2018 - 12:54
Williams previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the Earth in 2012. NASA has named the crew of astronauts tasked with reviving America's prowess in extraterrestrial travel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania Trump Walks Back Support For LeBron James
Aug 07, 2018 - 12:42
President Donald Trump made no mention of LeBron during a rally in OH over the weekend, but it's safe to say that he's big mad. In the interview, James said he "would never sit across" from Trump, though he would talk to former President Barack Obama.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Discovery: Huge glowing 'rogue' planet drifting through space
Aug 07, 2018 - 11:41
The unusual object sits in a grey area between a star and a planet, and was originally classed as a "brown dwarf" - a failed star. The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter , sits around 20 light years away from Earth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Goldberg Of "The Mighty Ducks" Arrested High On Drugs; Mugshot Is Unrecognizable
Aug 07, 2018 - 11:08
Weiss played Goldberg the goalie in all three "Mighty Ducks" films and appeared in the 1995 movie " Heavy Weights ". Weiss was arrested about a year ago for possession of meth and was sentenced to 90 days in jail .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal defender Kolasinac faces lengthy injury absence
Aug 07, 2018 - 10:30
Unai Emery's side plays their final pre-season friendly on Saturday as they take on Italian giants Lazio in Stockholm. A short note on their official website regarding his health reads: "Sustained an injury to his left knee".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James adds Showtime documentary to TV portfolio
Aug 07, 2018 - 08:30
James is behind a three-part documentary series, " Shut Up and Dribble ", announced Monday by Showtime . President Donald Trump attacked him in a weekend tweet questioning his intelligence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sarah Sanders Refuses To Say Press Isn't 'The Enemy Of The People'
Aug 07, 2018 - 08:17
Acosta is concerned about angry mobs at rallies who hate the press and he blames Trump for their undeserved scorn. Chuck Todd, NBC News' political director tweeted that her response "only hurts her own credibility".