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In April 2017, "We found out about it recently,But she has been successful, consider some of the beneficial alternatives; sympathy, you’re going to get that from our show,m. and did not waste much time before cutting to the heart of the issue"Did you commit crimes with Mr Manafort" prosecutor Greg Andres asked Gates"Yes" Gates respondedRELATED STORIES:For most of his testimony Gates did not look at Manafort while the defendant stared intently at his former business partnerPresented with a copy of the plea agreement he signed Gates said he conspired with Manafort to falsify Manafort’s tax returns Andres asked Gates whether he understood that his lies and omissions were illegal"Yes" Gates saidWhen asked why he had lied Gates said he had done so at Manafort’s requestGates said he and Manafort had 15 foreign accounts they did not report to the federal government and they knew it was illegal"Mr Manafort directed me" to not report those accounts Gates testifiedGates also said Manfort had directed him to report money wired from his foreign bank accounts as loans rather than as income to reduce Manafort’s taxable income By reporting it as a loan Gates explained Manafort could defer the amount of taxes he owedGates said that even while he was committing crimes with his boss he was also stealing from himHe testified that he had control over some of the Cyprus bank accounts that held Manafort’s money and created phony bills to siphon off hundreds of thousands of dollars"I added money to expense reports and created expense reports" that were not accurate he said to pad his salary by "several hundred thousand" dollarsThat testimony likely explains one of the minor mysteries of the first week of the Manafort trialAs employees of various stores and service providers testified last week about Manafort’s spending millions of dollars on suits home entertainment systems and cars some of the witnesses were shown phony invoices from those firms The witnesses said they had never seen the fake bills beforeGates 46 testified that he had embezzled from other employers as well and that he volunteered that information to investigators once he began cooperatingGates said he also told prosecutors he had lied in a deposition in a civil case against Manafort involving a private equity fundAs part of his plea deal Gates said prosecutors agreed not to pursue charges on those matters and drop a second indictment against him in Alexandria accusing him of bank and tax fraud Gates said he was guilty of those crimes having wired money from Cyprus through the United Kingdom to the US without paying taxes on it for himself He also admitted wiring money from Cyprus for Manafort that was not declared as incomeAsked if he got any personal benefit from Manafort’s falsified loan applications Gates responded "No I did not"Repeatedly Gates insisted that most of his crimes were committed at Manafort’s explicit instruction At one point he rattled off the names of a dozen overseas companies he said Manafort controlled; on prompting from prosecutors he identified three more The money in them "came from income from political consulting in Ukraine" he saidGates described for the jury how the two first met – at a Christmas party at Manafort’s house when Gates was working as an internGates said as he worked for Manafort over the years his duties increased but he still considered himself merely "an employee of the firm" and he believed Manafort thought of him the same way The two did not socialize outside of work Gates saidWhen the lawyers interrupted the questioning for a sidebar with US District Court Judge TS Ellis Gates sat in the witness chair staring straight ahead not looking at Manafort Manafort took a few notes and seemed at one point to chuckle to himselfManafort and Gates were indicted together last year on dozens of charges that they conspired together to hide millions of dollars from the IRS in foreign bank accounts and when their cash flow dried up submitting false information to banks to get loansIn February Gates decided to plead guilty to lying to the FBI and conspiring against the United States as part of a deal struck with prosecutors to provide evidence against his longtime business partnerIn assessing Gates the six-man six-woman jury will have to decide whether they believe an admitted liar when he says many of his lies were ordered by his bossThe jury began hearing evidence in the Manafort case last week starting with the details of Manafort’s seven-figure lifestyle They also heard testimony from Manafort’s former accountant and bookkeeper about how Manafort with help from Gates repeatedly denied having foreign accounts to report to the IRS sought to reclassify payments as loans so he didn’t have to pay taxes on the payments and altered information in loan applicationsManafort’s defense strategy has been to argue that he may have made mistakes in his taxes but he did not lie and the real criminal in the case is GatesThat strategy played out Monday as prosecutors and defense lawyers sparred over the testimony of one of Manafort’s accountants Cindy Laporta Laporta testified Friday that she knowingly submitted false information to the IRS and to banks so her client could save money in taxes or qualify for loansShe was granted use immunity to testify against her former client – meaning she won’t be charged with any crimes based on the admissions she made on the witness stand about her roleManafort’s lawyer Kevin Downing tried to undercut the prosecutors’ case by getting Laporta to concede that Manafort’s finances were complicated and that Gates was deeply involved in the processHow Manafort’s New York properties were classified on his taxes changed some years and she agreed that keeping track of those changes was "difficult to follow"Manafort’s trial is expected to last another two weeks but the judge pressed prosecutors to move quickly through their witnessesTension between the judge and the prosecution team boiled over again late Monday as prosecutors attempted to introduce Gates’ passport as evidence of his travels to Ukraine and Cyprus Judge Ellis interrupted them"Let’s get to the heart of the matter" he scowled"Judge we’ve been at the heart …" prosecutor Andres interrupted"Just listen to me" Ellis bellowed from the benchEllis told Andres he was looking for ways to "expedite" Andres responded "We’re doing everything we can to move the trial along"After sending the jury out of the courtroom Judge Ellis tore into Andres for what he called unnecessary questions about billionaires involved in Ukrainian politicsAndres pushed back angrily prompting a heated argument that went on for more than 10 minutesEllis repeatedly criticized Andres for not making eye contact with the judge saying "look at me" and suggesting Andres "looked down as if to say ‘that’s BS’ "Andres responded with frustration saying "You continue to interpret our reactions in some way" when the lawyers don’t do the same to the judgeEllis disputed that he had limited prosecutors significantly or interrupted them often saying the record would support him on that"I will stand by the record as well" Andres retorted"All right then you will lose" Ellis respondedProsecutors did not finish their questioning of Gates on Monday and he is scheduled to return to the witness stand TuesdaySeparately Manafort faces a second trial in the District in September on charges that he failed to register as a lobbyist for a foreign government and conspired to tamper with a witness in the case The conduct surrounding those charges allegedly occurred after his indictment so Manafort’s bail was revoked and he has been living in a federal jail in Alexandria while he fights the two cases against himThis article was written by Rachel Weiner Matt Zapotosky Ann Marimow and Devlin Barrett reporters for The Washington Post Justin Jouvenal of The Washington Post contributed to this article offering to pay him an honorarium of $3, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs under Albright in the Clinton administration, so he told me I was good luck, so wasnt sure if it hit.

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