Paul Manafort, Trump’s ex-Campaign Chief, To Begin Trial


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The trial of Donald Trump’s ex-election campaign chief is set to begin, the first to emerge from an inquiry into Russian meddling in the vote.

Paul Manafort faces 18 criminal counts, including bank fraud, and could face up to 30 years in jail if found guilty.

The former political consultant, who ran the Trump campaign for three months, has pleaded not guilty, according to the BBC

Prosecutors are expected to say that his life of luxury did not match what he had declared on his tax returns.