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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spent more than $18,000 on karaoke equipment

Paul Manafort (pictured) is currently in jail facing a slew of tax and bank fraud charges stemming from the Robert Mueller investigation

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, spent nearly $20,000 on karaoke equipment for his home in the Hamptons in 2010.

According to newly submitted court documents, Manafort, who is currently in jail facing a slew of tax and bank fraud charges stemming from the Robert Mueller investigation, spent $500 on a karaoke machine and $950 on the package of songs.

Another $6,000 was spent for it all to be installed, according to online publication Talking Points Memo.   

A deposit on the karaoke machine was originally billed to Manafort’s wife, Kathleen, for $8,147 in April, which included the audio/video design and installation. 

Another $50 was spent on mic two stands along with $600 on a touchscreen remote among the other karaoke accessories. 

Records show that the deposit was paid with an $8,500 wire transfer from a Cyprus bank account. 

Robert Mueller’s (pictured) office said Friday it plans to call 35 witnesses in the upcoming trial of the former lobbyist and Republican party operative

Robert Mueller’s (pictured) office said Friday it plans to call 35 witnesses in the upcoming trial of the former lobbyist and Republican party operative

A deposit on the karaoke machine was originally billed to Manafort’s wife, Kathleen, for $8,147 in April, records show

A deposit on the karaoke machine was originally billed to Manafort’s wife, Kathleen, for $8,147 in April, records show

In July, just four months later, a $10,395 invoice is registered again for a karaoke machine along with audio/video design and installation. 

A wire transfer of $17,650 from another Cyprus bank was used to pay for that bill, as well as another $7,574 that Manafort was charged for installation and equipment. 

Manafort’s team of lawyers did not challenge the submissions to the court on Thursday.   

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, spent nearly $20,000 on karaoke equipment for his home in the Hamptons in 2010

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, spent nearly $20,000 on karaoke equipment for his home in the Hamptons in 2010

Mueller’s office said Friday it plans to call 35 witnesses in the upcoming trial of the former lobbyist and Republican party operative. 

The witnesses in the financial crimes case of Manafort include former accountants, assistants and even friends.

Among them is Rick Gates, a former Manafort deputy who pleaded guilty in Mueller’s investigation earlier this year and agreed to cooperate with investigators.

Prosecutors on Mueller’s team filed the witness list Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort’s trial begins there Tuesday with jury selection.

Manafort is accused of routing millions of dollars in proceeds from Ukrainian political consulting work into offshore accounts and using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Other witnesses include Tad Devine, a political consultant and strategist on Bernie Sanders’ Democratic presidential campaign — but also a participant in Manafort’s Ukrainian political work, helping refurbish the image of Ukraine’s disgraced former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Prosecutors also plan to call Philip Ayliff, a longtime personal accountant for Manafort, and Wayne Holland, a real estate agent in Northern Virginia and a personal friend of Manafort.

The list also includes Max Katzman, the son and business partner of one of Manafort’s several high-end tailors.

A deposit on the karaoke machine was originally billed to Manafort’s wife, Kathleen (R), for $8,147 in April, records show

A deposit on the karaoke machine was originally billed to Manafort’s wife, Kathleen (R), for $8,147 in April, records show

 

 

 

 



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