Manafort put himself 'above the law' to fund his expensive tastes, court hears

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Defence in trial of Trump’s former campaign chair claims his deputy, Rick Gates, betrayed him

Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort put “himself and his money above the law” to bankroll a lavish lifestyle that included a $21,000 watch and a $15,000 jacket made from ostrich, a court heard on Tuesday.

“As the old adage goes, just follow the money,” assistant US attorney Uzo Asonye told the jury on the first day of the lobbyist and political consultant’s trial on 18 charges of bank fraud and tax evasion.

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