August 6, 2018 / 9:14 PM / 2 months ago

Gates testifies that he stole from former Trump campaign chairman Manafort

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.

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

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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