August 6, 2018 / 9:14 PM / 3 months ago

Gates testifies that he stole from former Trump campaign chairman Manafort

FILE PHOTO - Rick Gates, former campaign aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs after a bond hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testified on Monday that he stole money from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is on trial for tax and bank fraud.

Gates, a former business partner of Manafort’s, also testified that Manafort had asked him to omit information in a court deposition regarding a private equity fund.

Reporting by Nathan Layne; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech

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