August 6, 2018 / 8:56 PM / a month ago

Gates tells Manafort trial he assisted in filing false tax returns

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to President Donald Trump, testified on Monday at his former business partner Paul Manafort’s tax and bank fraud trial that he assisted Manafort in filing false tax returns.

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, who is cooperating with prosecutors in the trial of Trump’s former campaign chairman, testified that Manafort directed him to report overseas income as loans in order to lower his taxable income.

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

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