Gates, who testified Monday and returned to the witness stand Tuesday, detailed years of alleged lawbreaking at Manafort's political firm and admitted to stealing money from secret overseas bank accounts.
Gates was indicted alongside Manafort in October, but he later pleaded guilty to lesser charges of conspiracy against the USA and lying to the FBI as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.
Gates proved essential to prosecutors' attempt to tie Manafort to the dozens of foreign bank accounts in Cyprus, the United Kingdom, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines where he allegedly hid millions of dollars of taxable income from the IRS for almost a decade.
Although we've seen a lot of the numbers throughout the trial, Tuesday offered the best glimpse into just how anxious Manafort was about paying bills, specifically his tax bill.
Earlier on Tuesday, the prosecution had continued to question Gates, who described how millions of dollars were allegedly funnelled from entities controlled by Ukrainian businessmen into Manafort's shell companies in Cyprus.
Gates explained that Manafort's financial difficulties worsened in 2014, when Viktor Yanukovych was no longer in power and the Party of Regions disintegrated. Gates said he was guilty, having wired money from Cyprus through the United Kingdom to the U.S. without paying taxes on it for himself. Under the deal, he admitted to helping Manafort evade taxes, violate USA lobbying laws, and hide foreign bank accounts.
Gates said he did, but the defense lawyer wasn't satisfied.
Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington, Feb. 23, 2018. He scoffed at the idea that Gates had repented for his actions, noting that prosecutors have said they won't oppose his bid for probation and getting him to acknowledge he had not repaid the money he had taken from Manafort.
"Yes, this is approved", Manafort responded. Manafort would ask him to make payments to various vendors or bank accounts in the US and overseas.
Manafort to Gates in 2015, "WTF?"
"There are hundreds of these [emails]", Gates said. Both sides agreed ahead of time to limit discussion of the campaign so as not to prejudice the jury, though they had agreed to allow testimony about the overlap of a bank loan with Manafort's role in the campaign. "I did, to one count, your honour", he said. Prosecutors allege that the bank lent Manafort money based on fraudulent documents, and that Calk was named an adviser to the campaign and sought the Army post as part of a quid pro quo.
In other testimony, Gates recounted how he converted a PDF of a profit-and-loss statement to a Microsoft Word document so he could doctor it to inflate the business' income.
"The circles are now squared", Gates told Manafort in 2016.
Defense lawyer Kevin Downing began his cross-examination of longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates by pressing him on his own lies to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, an extramarital affair and hundreds of thousands of dollars he admitted to embezzling from his former boss.
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For now, the defense team has largely left in tact the possibility that Manafort engaged in the crimes alongside Gates.
"After all the lies you've told and the fraud you've committed, you expect this jury to believe you?" Mr Downing asked Gates.
"I don't recall", Gates replied.
"I did it as a favor to Mr".
Gates did not raise his voice or appear to lose his cool through the first two hours of cross-examination Tuesday.
Gates also acknowledged creating a fraudulent letter for movie producer and political operative Steven Brown, who pleaded guilty in April to participating in a scheme that defrauded investors of over $9.5 million involving false documents.
Gates repeatedly challenged Downing's characterization of certain events with astonishingly self-incriminating frankness.
On Wednesday, Downing sought to counter earlier testimony that Manafort had encouraged Gates to deceive authorities by getting Gates to acknowledge that Manafort told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies and bank accounts during a 2014 interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
With a nod to linguistic differences for what Americans refer to as an apartment, Downing pressed: "As part of your secret life did you maintain a flat - is that what they call it? - in London?" His wife is "aware of" the affair and knew about the account where he sent money he embezzled from Manafort, he said.
"What difference does it make?"
"It was an embezzlement from Mr. Manafort", he said, with mock finality.
"Objection", prosecutor Greg Andres yelled.
"I was, in essence, living beyond my means", he said. They made a mistake when they confirmed me.
But Giuliani and other Trump lawyers have repeatedly warned him about the potential challenges of doing so and delayed a decision. The meeting took place in Trump tower in NY , and the president originally claimed it concerned the issue of global adoptions .
Asked later what he'd say if he ever found himself face-to-face with Trump, he replied: "I would never sit across from him". In June, James said of Trump that "it's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel that he's for".
This makes Apple worth more than the economies of countries such as Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Taiwan. The tech titan on Thursday became the first company in the world to reach a $1 trillion valuation.
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But Hodgson says: "I spoke to Wilf yesterday and he certainly gave me no indication that he wanted to quit the club". A former Manchester United attacker reportedly has his heart set on joining Chelsea in this transfer window.
The former England worldwide believes that only Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk would make it into Pep Guardiola's team. It was a very bold claim, and one which the whole of the footballing world will not forget in a hurry.
The stock since settled at $366.94 before exchanges halted trading, pending an upcoming announcement from the company. When another person tweeted that going private "saves a lot of headaches", Musk replied, "Yes".
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While things on the pitch haven't been great for United, things off the pitch haven't been too harmonious either. Still, there has been enough there to hint that he should slot well into United's midfield. "Finally, it's over.
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