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Paul Manafort's lawyer accuses Rick Gates of embezzling money

"Rick Gates had his hand in the cookie jar," defence attorney Thomas Zehnle said in opening statements at Manafort's trial in federal court in Virginia. "Little did Paul know that Rick was lining his own pockets."


Reuters Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 01:08 IST United States

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, accused Manafort's former partner Rick Gates of embezzling money and blamed Gates for the financial charges against Manafort.

"Rick Gates had his hand in the cookie jar," defence attorney Thomas Zehnle said in opening statements at Manafort's trial in federal court in Virginia. "Little did Paul know that Rick was lining his own pockets."

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