The trial in the Alexandria federal courthouse kicked off with showy evidence of Manafort’s extravagant spending for luxury cars, homes and clothes.
It’s the first trial to emerge from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The one-time Donald Trump campaign manager is accused of hiding millions of dollars in income he received advising Ukrainian politicians.
The big question is why Calk, founder and CEO of The Federal Savings Bank, 300 N. Elizabeth in Chicago, was not called to testify.
A Chicago bank executive said he found several red flags with Paul Manafort’s finances while the former Trump campaign chairman sought bank loans.
Outside the earshot of jurors and the rest of those attending the trial, a prosecutor told the judge Stephen Calk could face “criminal liability.”
The banker, Steven Calk, was at the same time negotiating $16 million in loans with Paul Manafort, Trump’s one-time campaign manager.
Defense lawyers wrapped up their questioning of Gates Wednesday after a bruising cross-examination that focused on Gates’s own crimes.
Paul Manafort is accused of filing fraudulent information to secure $16 million in loans from Stephen Calk’s bank.
Stephen Calk, the founder and CEO of The Federal Savings Bank, 300 N. Elizabeth, and two of his employees loom over the Manafort case.
THE WATCHDOGS: Stephen M. Calk made the maximum contribution around time his Federal Savings Bank gave $16M in loans to ex-Trump campaign chairman.
An issue is whether the president of a Chicago bank made loans to Manafort as part of his effort to win a post in the Trump administration.
The Blackhawks’ Artem Anisimov is skilled at deflecting passes. And it turns out the Russian native can deflect reporters’ questions too.
Stephen Calk, founder and chairman of Chicago-based The Federal Savings Bank, has been named to Donald Trump’s economic team.