In questioning Ms Laporta on Monday, a prosecutor asked the accountant about a $10 million loan purportedly received by Mr Manafort from Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska in 2006.
Manafort, a flamboyant figure in Washington for decades, became known for his consulting and lobbying work for ethically questionable worldwide leaders like Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovych.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether any Trump aides colluded with an alleged Moscow plot to help elect him as United States president, and whether there was any obstruction of justice.
His testimony is important for prosecutors: The federal judge in the trial, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, said in court last week they "can't prove conspiracy" in the case unless prosecutors call Gates to the stand. Ellis issued that warning after prosecutors suggested Gates might not be called to the stand after all.
When asked who was in charge in the relationship, Manafort's longtime tax accountant Phillip Ayliff told the jury: "Oh - Mr. Manafort".
China, ASEAN countries hold simulated naval drills
Yet, in an apparent reference to China, Pompeo said Washington will "oppose" any country that seeks dominance in the region. In October, China and ASEAN are to hold their first joint maritime exercises as they elevate their security cooperation.
But defense lawyers are trying to convince the jury that Manafort was consumed by his consulting business and left the particulars of his finances to professionals and, in particular, to Gates. Testifying under immunity, she was the first witness to admit she knew accounting maneuvers Manafort and Gates requested of her were wrong and could be crimes.
But Manafort's defense team is expected to use Gates, too.
Manafort's attorneys have sought to blame Gates for the financial crimes, in addition to embezzling money from Manafort.
Laporta also discussed problems that arose in February 2016 when Manafort needed cash and applied to Citizens Bank for a real-estate loan against property he owned in NY. With an enormous salary serving his expensive lifestyle (earlier in Manafort's trial, we learned about his taste for ostrich jackets), Manafort had a pretty good racket going on, until he plunged into debt and made the fateful decision to run President Trump's long-shot campaign in 2016.
On Friday, a tax preparer named Cindy Laporta admitted that she helped disguise $900,000 in foreign income as a loan in order to reduce Manafort's tax burden. Similar to prior witnesses, Laporta testified that Gates and Manafort were in lockstep but that Manafort was in charge.
One accounting trick saved Mr Manafort $US500,000 ($676,907) in taxes, she said. Mueller is also investigating possible coordination between Trump campaign members and Russian officials in the election campaign, but the charges against Manafort do not address that.
The area stretches from Japan and Indonesia on one side of the Pacific Ocean all the way across to California on the other. Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism released a statement saying no tourists had been "injured or impacted" by the quake.
The lawyer told Stephanopoulos that discussions over whether the president should sit for an interview with Mueller are "ongoing". The misdirection came amid a series of searing tweets sent from Trump's New Jersey golf club. "They can also cause War!"
Golf.com had initially reported last month that the players were in negotiations for a "winner take all" competition. When asked about the latest rumours regarding the match, he said: "We haven't signed anything, nothing's confirmed".
The civil defence office of Durango state said the plane landed in a field near the airport for the state capital. Dozens of lightly injured passengers were seen leaving the plane, which was engulfed in gray smoke in a field.
LeBron recently spoke about the sneaker auction, and surprised a classroom full of students, while giving a tour of the school. All the students attending the I Promise School are under-performing in reading, math and other essential academic areas.
Once they receive the certification, NASA expects the companies to launch as many as six crews to the International Space Station. On the first operational mission to the International Space Station , Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada would fly for Boeing .
A source said: " Demi has been in the hospital for over a week because she needed to be monitored by a medical professional". Although, she was suffering from fever and also there were signs of an infection. "It's her choice to go to rehab".
After feeling he should have won The Open Championship , Woods has that swagger back and the game is better for it. "I've always been a fan of this golf course, ever since I first played here in '97", Woods said.
Seconds later Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up to the sky and winced after apparently hearing an unidentified sound. State television showed him cutting short a speech as hundreds of soldiers broke ranks and scattered.
When asked in Friday's news conference ahead of the Community Shield if he thinks Willian will remain, Sarri said: "Yes, I do". It's a insane competition with a high level so I think every manager has the dream to come so he had the chance to come.
Sweden and Poland have warned against swimming in the Baltic Sea due to a huge bloom of toxic algae caused by hot temperatures. Portugal and Spain endured scorching sunshine on a day which seriously threatened to break a 30-year European heat record.
Trade War: Trump says tariffs are working
It's the first time the fuel has been ensnared by the expanding trade war and billions of USA dollars may hang in the balance. The deficit climbed $3 billion to $46.3 billion in June from $43.2 billion in May, the Commerce Department reported Friday .
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to come with headphone jack
The video shows a dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint scanner underneath, as suggested by earlier leaks. The company has also posted a very brief teaser ad through the Samsung Mobile News Twitter account.
Global Oil Production Raises As Saudi Arabia Pumps More
US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an worldwide nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Iran has angered Tehran. Overall US crude oil inventories actually rose by 3.8-million barrels last week to 408.74-million barrels, the EIA data showed.
Hundreds evacuated in Virginia after dam overflows
Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Virginia after a National Weather Service (NWS ) warning sparked fears of a dam burst. Friday and the weather service warned residents in low-lying areas north of the dam to move to higher ground immediately.
Drake's "In My Feelings" Video Drops Tomorrow
It's unclear at the moment if Shiggy himself will make a cameo in the video or not, but we'll know in a matter of hours if so. Celebrities abound as Drake strolls through the streets of New Orleans in his In My Feelings video .
My family comes before everything - Martial hits back at Mourinho
Mourinho also stated that he would not have paid to watch United's friendly matches in the United States were he a Red Devils fan. Spain produces great footballers and, unlike those further down the Premier League , teams outside La Liga's top six need money.
China Plans Tariffs on $60 Billion of U.S. Goods
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore on Friday. This showed that China was trying to find ways to avoid escalating the trade war , and leave room for negotiation.
Turkey, US agree to work together to resolve issues
Pompeo met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian security conference in Singapore. On the sanctions, he said: "I hope they'll see this for what it is, a demonstration that we're very serious".