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#29 Paul Manafort found GUILTY after first trial brought by Mueller

Guilty: Paul Manafort faces up to 80 years in prison after being convicted of eight charges of fraud

Paul Manafort was found guilty of tax and bank fraud by a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday, a verdict that will likely bolster special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and undermine arguments from President Trump's supporters that the probe is baseless and politically motivated.

After four days of deliberation, the jury found Manafort guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud, which could send the former Trump campaign manager to prison for up to 80 years. 

The jury said it was unable to reach a verdict on the 10 additional counts, leading Judge T.S. Ellis to declare a mistrial on these items. It is unclear if prosecutors will attempt to retry Manafort on the remaining charges.

And at precisely the same time as Manafort's verdict was delivered, Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was pleading guilty to eight counts at a New York federal court which included paying Stormy Daniels for her silence.

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