ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted Tuesday of eight charges related to tax and bank fraud, in the first trial to stem from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The 12-member Virginia jury reached the guilty verdict on eight counts after four days of deliberations, but couldn’t agree on 10 additional counts of bank fraud and reporting violations Mr. Manafort faced. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial on those counts.
Mr. Manafort was convicted of not paying taxes on more than $16 million in income and lying to two banks when he sought millions of dollars in loans.
Mr. Trump didn’t address questions from reporters about a separate legal development Tuesday, the guilty plea by Michael Cohen in New York federal court.https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-manafort-jury-trial-verdict-day4-1534861860
The former Trump lawyer pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to payments he arranged before the 2016 election to silence two women who alleged having affairs with Mr. Trump.