Prosecutors and defense attorneys will make their closing arguments Wednesday morning in the tax and bank fraud trial of Paul Manafort in Virginia federal court.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia told lawyers in the courtroom, while jurors were not present, to try to reduce their closing arguments to one-and-a-half hours, rather than two hours. While Manafort’s defense lawyers said they were fine with that, prosecutor Greg Andres said the United States requires time to map out the extensive case it’s built.
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