I like the part where he sent a Microsoft word profits and losses document to Gates so he could make a .pdf of it.
How to Make your own paper trail- Step 1
If you're evading taxes and doing all kinds of illegal shit for decades, then why the fuck would you join a presidential campaign to draw attention to yourself?
Just keep doing the illegal shit in the shadows, you would've gotten away with it. The stupidity is just too much, now you have to go to prison because you just couldn't resist joining Donald Trumps campaign for a few months until you got fired. Bonehead move of the century.
*In all, the pair faces 32 counts: 16 counts related to false individual income tax returns, seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, five counts of bank fraud conspiracy, and four counts of bank fraud.*
*In the 37-page indictment, prosecutors describe a "scheme" in which the two longtime business partners allegedly laundered $30 million, failed to pay taxes for almost 10 years and used real estate they owned to fraudulently secure more than $20 million in loans.*
*More than $75 million dollars flowed through offshore accounts the men had set up in foreign countries, including Cyprus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Seychelles.*
*Manafort used some of the money to buy real estate in the US, and they both used the money on home improvement and to refinance their mortgages, the indictment alleges. They also allegedly used money from their offshore accounts to pay for luxury goods, and, in Gates' case, for his mortgage and children's tuition.*
These are all in addition to the original 12 counts they had been charged with. Mueller is not going lightly on these guys.
What I want to know, is how the hell do you spend $900,000 on clothing.
If they're guilty they should face the same consequences as any of us would have to.
Assuming a year for each count Paul Manafort gets out on his 100th birthday.
Assuming each count is 2 years, that is lands on his 132 birthday.
I've seen a similar comment about this in a different thread, but I believe lobbyists are a huge problem in the US. People should be furious