Paul Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in a New York State Supreme Court. He allegedly made millions off of mortgage fraud and other real estate ventures.
The 70-year-old is currently serving seven-and-a-half years for his federal cases.
“No one is beyond the law in New York,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Vance said back in March.
Donald Trump has continuously shown support for Manafort despite the nature of the charges that he faces.
“I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” – make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!” he previously tweeted.
The former Trump campaign chief was already convicted in federal court on charges related to deals with pro-Russian figures in Ukraine.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 27, 2019