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Manafort Juror: One Holdout Prevented Conviction on All 18 Counts

A mistrial was declared on the other 10 counts

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    Paul Manafort Guilty on 8 Fraud Counts

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud on Tuesday. A federal jury deadlocked on the 10 other charges. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018)

    A juror in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort says 11 of the 12 jurors were ready to convict him on all 18 counts but one holdout had reasonable doubt and could not be swayed, NBC News reported

    "There was one holdout," the juror, Paula Duncan, said in an interview on Fox News Wednesday night.

    "We all tried to convince her to look at the paper trail, we laid it out in front of her again and again, and she still said that she had a reasonable doubt," Duncan added. "We didn't want it to be hung, so we tried for an extended period of time to convince her. But in the end she held out, and that's why we have 10 counts that did not get a verdict."

    Manafort was convicted on eight of 18 counts he faced on Tuesday. He was convicted of five counts of tax fraud, one count of failure to file a report of foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of bank fraud. A mistrial was declared on the other 10 counts. 

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    [NATL] Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia With Concerns Over Missing Journalist

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Tuesday after concerns of missing journalist Jamal Kashoggi prompted calls for an investigation into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Kashoggi was last seen. Kashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, was a frequent critic of the prince. 

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)