August 6, 2018 / 9:40 PM / 7 months ago

Former Manafort partner Rick Gates takes stand in Manafort trial

Former U.S. President Donald Trump campaign aide Rick Gates in Washington, U.S. November 2, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Rick Gates, a star prosecution witness in the tax and bank fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, took the witness stand on Monday.

Gates is cooperating with an investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and was called to testify against his former boss.

Reporting by Nathan Layne; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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