This courtroom sketch depicts U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III speaking to the lawyers and defendant Paul Manafort, fourth from left, as the jury continues to deliberate in Manafort‘s trial on bank fraud and tax evasion at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Third from left is Manafort‘s attorney Kevin Downing. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Jay Nanavati, left, Kevin Downing, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court for jury deliberations in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)People stand outside the Alexandria, Virginia, courthouse where Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and failure to disclose foreign bank accounts, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Debra Saunders/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Paul Manafort‘s wife, Kathleen Manafort walks with Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni to federal court for jury deliberations in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —Jurors in the federal tax and bank fraud case against onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort found the political consultant guilty Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and failure to disclose foreign bank accounts.
U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis declared a mistrial on ten other charges after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on them.
In a federal courthouse in Alexandria, a stoic Manafort stood with his defense attorneys and heard the verdict, his back to reporters and members of the public sitting in the courtroom.
As he left the courtroom, Manafort winked at his wife, Kathleen, who was sitting with a friend and adviser in the front row.
The jury deliberated for four days before announcing the verdict and giving special counsel Robert Mueller’s team its first trial victory.
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.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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