Manafort defense rests without calling a single witness

From ZeroHedge:

The defense in Paul Manafort’s Alexandria, VA trial on bank and tax fraud charges have rested their case – without calling a single witness to the stand, including Manafort.

Prosecutors allege he dodged taxes on millions of dollars made from his work for a Ukrainian political party, then lied to obtain bank loans when cash stopped flowing from the project.

The courtroom was sealed for around two hours Tuesday morning for an unknown reason, reopening around 11:30 a.m. with Manafort arriving around 10 minutes later.

The decision to rest their case without calling any witnesses follows a denial by Judge T.S. Ellis III to acquit Manafort after his lawyers tried to argue that the special counsel had failed to prove its case at the federal trial…

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