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Judge Delays One Of Manafort's Trials, Grants 5 Witnesses Immunity

A federal judge overseeing one of Paul Manafort's cases granted his request to delay the trial and granted immunity to several witnesses.
Posted at 11:42 PM, Jul 23, 2018

One of Paul Manafort's trials related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has been delayed.

The federal judge overseeing Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Virginia, which was set to begin this week, delayed it until July 31.

Attorneys for the former Trump campaign chairman argued they need more time to review about 120,000 pages of documents they received as evidence from federal prosecutors. This includes documents and images taken from items belonging to Manafort's former business partner Rick Gates.

The judge also approved Mueller's request to grant immunity to five potential witnesses. They are Dennis Raico, Cindy Laporta, Conor O’Brien, Donna Duggan and James Brennan.

 In this case, Manafort faces a variety of charges that are mostly related to bank or tax fraud.

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.