Court Doc: Paul Manafort Spent $18K On Karaoke Equipment

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Well before he was ordered to pre-trial detention, Paul Manafort may have been practicing his “Jailhouse Rock.”

The former Trump campaign chairman spent more than $18,000 on karaoke equipment for his home in the Hamptons, according to invoices and other court documents filed Thursday in his Virginia case, which goes to trial next week.

The court filing was one of more than a dozen stipulations filed by special counsel Robert Mueller and Manafort’s attorneys. Stipulations are facts and documents that are entered into the record as undisputed by either party.

According to the filings, Manafort’s wife Kathleen was invoiced $8,147 in April 2010 for a deposit on a karaoke machine, which was paid with a $8,500 wire transfer from a Cyprus bank account. A few months later she was invoiced $10,395 for a Karaoke machine and audio/video design and installation. A wire of $17,650 from another bank in Cyprus was transferred to pay for that bill, as well as for another $7,574 that Manafort was charged for other audio/visual equipment and its installation.

A close read of the invoices shows that a karaoke machine by itself will set you back $500. But the Manafort family also spent $950 on the song package, $50 on two mic stands, $600 on a touchscreen remote, among the other karaoke accessories they were billed for in 2010. They were also billed nearly $6,000 for the installation.

The vendor was Water Mill, New York’s Sensoryphile, Inc, where Manafort has been a client since 1994, according to the document.

The other stipulations filed by Manafort and Mueller’s lawyers Thursday included various financial documents, property records, a lease for a Land Rover, and a loan document and invoice at an antiques rug store.

Manafort is facing charges of bank fraud and tax fraud. He has pleaded not guilty.

Read the karaoke equipment filing below:

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