Star witness Gates testifies he committed crimes with Manafort

Star witness Gates testifies he committed crimes with ManafortBy Nathan Layne, Sarah N. Lynch and Karen Freifeld ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Rick Gates, a longtime business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, on Monday testified at trial that he helped Manafort file false tax returns and hide his foreign bank accounts. Gates is expected to be the government's star witness in its case against Manafort. Gates, who also served on Trump's campaign, pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors under a deal that could lead to a reduced sentence.




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