Rick Gates, under cross examination at the tax evasion and bank fraud trial of his former boss Paul Manafort, admitted that he had "another relationship" involving first-class flights and luxury hotels, but denied these were funded with money embezzled from Manafort.
Gates said it was a "very common method" for Dr. K and that, once the money was moved into the accounts, Manafort decided what to do with it. These questions about Gates' extramarital tryst also carried faint echoes of Trump, coming less than a month after the release of a tape in which Trump can be heard discussing buying the rights to the story of a woman who claimed to have had an affair with him. "The secret Rick Gates?".
Sometimes, however, Gates said he would perform the same task without Manafort's direction or knowledge in order to embezzle funds from his employer. "I had a period of time when I had another relationship", he added. However, the Manafort case - as President Donald Trump has been quick to point out - focuses on Manafort's business dealings and has no direct connection to Manafort's work with the Trump campaign.
"Did you submit personal expenses to the inaugural committee for reimbursement?" He is expected to face a bruising cross-examination as defense lawyers try to undercut his credibility and pin the blame on him. He frequently used the phrases "It's possible" and "I don't recall" as Downing challenged him about inconsistencies in testimony he gave to the special counsel's office.
"You knowingly made a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation?"
Downing told Judge T.S. Ellis III that he plans to cross-examine Gates for another hour Wednesday morning. "Did you provide false information or did you have a bad memory?" he asked.
At least 11 dead in violent weekend of shootings in Chicago
Before the particularly violent Sunday, there were six shootings, none fatal, on Friday, and 15 shootings, one fatal, on Saturday. Johnson said that both murders and shootings are down on the year, but said this weekend showed there was still a lot to do.
"I was, in essence, living beyond my means", he said.
"It was an embezzlement from Mr. Manafort", he said, with mock finality.
Prosecutor Greg Andres pointed out that he had created a "loan forgiveness letter between Mr. Manafort and Mr. Manafort".
A Manafort lawyer has accused the government's star witness of being immersed in "so many lies" that he can't even remember them all.
In the world outside Alexandria's courthouse square, special counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation into the Trump campaign's possible coordination with Russian Federation.
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 told the court in Alexandria, Virginia, that he had met with government lawyer Greg Andres and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents 20 times and been told only to tell the truth, without any guarantee that he will be spared prison. This kept the scheme mostly hidden from accountants and bookkeepers-though immunized witness Cynthia Laporta earlier testified that she had her doubts about the veracity of Manafort's and Gates's representations surrounding the loans. This time, however, Manafort himself provided Gates the template to be used for vendor payments, according to the witness. "Mr Manafort worked with the local political officials and helped implement policy initiatives based on the campaign promises".
Part of that record were several emails Manafort sent Gates.
Government lawyers have previously referred to Yanukovych as Manafort's "golden goose".
"I'm here to tell the truth and take responsibility for my actions", Gates said in response to a question from Downing about his trustworthiness.
Gates said he helped Manafort hide secret bank accounts in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and the Grenadines.
"In essence, you had four people setting up a Cypriot entity", but without the name of the person in charge appearing on most of the documents. Gates said he was responsible for collecting all relevant documents for the loan applications. Andres asked on Wednesday. The firm's director was known to Manafort and Gates as "Doctor K".
Klopp Wants New Players To Fraternize With Anfield
Meanwhile, Liverpool have confirmed that Ben Woodburn has joined Championship side Sheffield United on a season-long loan. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is renown for giving opportunities to youngsters to breakthrough into his first team.
A Spanish man was on Monday (Aug 6) sentenced by the court to 10 years behind bars for repeatedly sexually abusing the young boy. In the following months, the court said, the woman organized assaults on a 2-year-old girl she occasionally looked after.
Trump's days of private anger spilled out into public with the Twitter outburst, which comes at a perilous time for the president. The problem is as Trump's defenders want to say all the time except when they don't want to say it, collusion's not a legal term.
Local fire and police sent boats to rescue people to area shelters, including E.C.Glass High School and Sandusky Middle School. If you are in low lying areas below the College Lake Dam, you should move to higher ground immediately .
The weekend arson attacks came as Gaza's Hamas rulers were reportedly considering a long-term ceasefire deal with Israel. The coalition said Friday that the Swedish-flagged vessel, Freedom, was almost 60 miles (95 kilometers) off the coast.
Whatever the case may be, Steven Seagal is honored that he was chosen to take on his new role to improve relations. President Vladimir Putin and Seagal are close friends, which is more than likely why this new position was given.
Victor Moses has insisted that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates are looking forward to a successful season under Maurizio Sarri . Club director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are very happy to secure Pedro's services for another year.
Jason LaVeris via Getty Images Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pictured in 2015 during their last public appearance as a couple. Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.
Wear shoes, socks, long trousers , and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods, or when mosquitoes are most active. The first case of West Nile virus was confirmed in Virginia, Fairfax County health representatives said Thursday.
Mourinho closes door on Pogba exit
Mourinho has signed Brazil midfielder Fred this summer, though, which should help free up Pogba's role as a more attacking threat. However, the offer is much lower than you might expect for a player of the talent, age, valuation and profile of Paul Pogba .
Chennai born Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO
She will be replaced by Ramon Laguarta , the company's president, who will become the company's sixth CEO in its 53-year history. Laguarta, 54, was named president of the company in September a year ago and was tipped to succeed Nooyi.
Demi Lovato 'Agrees To Rehab' After Family Plea
Her closest friends and family, including ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama , have reportedly been by her side during her recovery. Demi Lovato has not released a statement of any kind, nor has she posted anything on social media since her apparent overdose .
India's Oil Imports From Iran Jump To Record-High In July
If the USA wants negotiations, it should stop pressures and sanctions, Qasemi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency . Also last month, China , which is Iran's biggest customer, said it did not accept unilateral sanctions against Iran.