Manafort Lawyer Kevin Downing: ‘Manafort is Evaluating All of His Options at This Point’ (VIDEO)

After four days of deliberations, the jury reached a verdict on 8 counts and could not make a decision on 10 counts in the tax evasion and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort.

Judge Ellis declared a mistrial on 10 counts. The jury found Manafort guilty on 8 counts.

Shortly after the jurors were dismissed, one of Manafort’s lawyers, Kevin Downing thanked the judge and jurors for giving Manafort a fair trial.

‘Manafort is evaluating all of his options at this point,’ Downing told reporters outside of the Alexandria, VA courthouse.


Manafort found guilty of 5 tax fraud charges, 1 charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud.

Court has recessed, no sentencing date for Manafort has been set yet. No comment from prosecutors about what they plan to do with mistrial charges. They have until Aug. 29 to say what they plan to do about those charges.

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