Judge Gives Prosecutors More Time To Say Whether They’ll Retry Manafort On Hung Counts

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August 30, 2018 3:40 pm

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis granted prosecutors’ request for more time to say whether they’ll retry former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on the 10 counts on which a jury in Virginia was deadlocked last week. They will now have a week after the judge rules on any post-trial motions, such as a motion to acquit on those counts, that Manafort files. The prosecutors’ deadline was originally this past Wednesday, but instead they sought the extension. The defense, meanwhile, asked for 30 days from last week to file its post-trial motions.

Manafort was convicted on eight of the counts special counsel Robert Mueller brought in the Virginia bank fraud and tax fraud trial. He is now set to go to trial for the seperate case Mueller brought against Manafort in D.C., where jury selection begins on Sept. 17. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to those charges, which include money laundering, witness tampering, and failing to disclose foreign lobbying.

Read Ellis’ order extending the prosecutors’ deadline below:

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