The judge in the case of Manafort without explanation announced a break in a court hearing.
This writes the Voice of America.
On Friday, August 10, when the prosecution was ready to complete its part of the hearings on the case of Paul Manafort, judge Thomas Ellis, without explanation, announced a 15-minute break. This happened after the conversations of the judge with special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and lawyers Manafort. The break lasted about 45 minutes
Later, after returning to the consideration of the case, the judge strongly reminded the jury that they should not discuss the issue of tax evasion and Bank fraud from someone else. Soon the judge extended the break for another more than two hours. According to him, the judicial process is slowed down through other court cases, which he does.
“Keep your mind until all the evidence,” said Ellis.
Earlier Friday, prosecutors asked judge Ellis to correct his previous statement in which he suggested that the prosecution is losing time trial.
We will remind, the accountant Manafort confessed to falsifying documents to reduce tax.