Paul Manafort earned more than $60M for his political consulting work for Ukraine and failed to report a big chunk of that windfall in his tax returns, according to a filing in an Alexandria federal court today made by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Jury selection for the bank and tax fraud trial of Manafort, who was president Trump’s campaign manager, begins tomorrow.
Manafort lawyers have asked the judge to bar 51 exhibits connected to his more than 10-year run in Ukraine, advising its ousted president Vicktor Yanukovych and his Party of Regions and successor Opposition Bloc.
They called the exhibits “irrelevant, prejudicial and unnecessarily time-consuming evidence," according to a report in Bloomberg.
Mueller’s team said the exhibits show precisely what Manafort did in Ukraine. “The documents establish the breadth of the work that Manafort performed, including commissioning TV ads, writing speeches and carrying on campaign-related activities,” according to Mueller’s filing.