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Prosecutors from the US Office of the Special Counsel have been handed an extension to decide whether to push forward with a potential retrial for Paul Manafort.
Judge TS Ellis III, who presided over Mr Manafort’s trial that resulted in eight guilty counts and a mistrial for 10 other charges, gave the government an extension of one week after the court rules on Manafort’s post-trial motions. The president’s former campaign chairman was given one month to decide whether he would file for acquittal or appeal after his initial 21 August verdict.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Because the defendant’s post-trial motions have not been filed or ruled on, the government does not at this time have sufficient information to make an informed decision on whether it will seek retrial of the remaining counts,” the prosecutors said in their request for an extension.
The judge’s extension grants prosecutors one week after the court rules on Manafort’s post-trial motions to determine whether or not they will retry the remaining 10 counts of bank and tax fraud.
A jury was unable to come to a consensus over ten of the 18 charges Manafort faced.
Robert Mueller has asked for more time to decide whether to retry Paul Manafort on 10 bank and tax fraud charges that an Alexandria, Va. jury failed to resolve earlier this month https://t.co/y2DtruxM3s
— POLITICO (@politico) August 29, 2018
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