New charges have been filed against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, increasing pressure on the duo as they prepare for an expected trial later this year.
According to NBC, bank executives raised questions about the loans, and at least one employee who felt pressured to approve the loans is cooperating with the special counsel's office. He did not respond to WGN's requests for comment.
A Chicago bank executive is reportedly being investigated as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.
NBC, citing sources said that the team of Mueller is now trying to determine whether the entered Manafort in collusion with the banker Stephen Calcom.
Around the time his bank made the Manafort loans in late 2016 and early 2017-for several properties including a Brooklyn townhouse-Mr.
Mr. Calk was placing calls to the Pentagon and specifically to Army headquarters, asking for briefings to obtain information and prepare himself for a possible job, according to a person familiar with the inquiries.
The 32-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Virginia contains 25 brand new criminal charges against Manafort, 68, and Gates, 45, who also had been a top Trump campaign official.
Manafort, who was Trump's campaign manager for nearly five months in 2016, and Gates, who was deputy campaign manager, pleaded not guilty a year ago to Mueller's charges.
But legal experts said the charge would put more pressure on the former Trump aides to cooperate with Mueller as he looks into whether Russian Federation tried to influence the election in favor of Trump by hacking the emails of leading Democrats and distributing disinformation and propaganda online. Both Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty.
The newly unsealed indictments allege that Mr Manafort attempted to avoid paying taxes on "tens of millions of dollars" in income resulting from their work as consultants for the Ukrainian government, former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, as well as Ukrainian political parties.
Both men are accused of nine counts of bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Rite Aid has struggled against stronger competitors, and it's not clear how the grocery retailer might improve its fortunes. The forecast of 7 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company.
Apple has increased its engagement with cobalt miners in recent years due to scrutiny from global human rights organizations. The talks began over a year ago but it's not certain that Apple will take a deal in the end.
Afton skier Jessie Diggins has helped win the first Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country skiing at the Pyeongchang Games . They had previously teamed up in 2013, when they won the world championship in the team sprint event.
The US Treasury Department has also warned US citizens and companies who buy the Petro that they could be violating sanctions. The Venezuelan government is now offering the currency to private investors and will start a Petro public offering in March.
They included sitting out that season's Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments despite a highly regarded squad. Following the decision, Pitino was sacked by Louisville, as was athletic director Tom Jurich .
Those packages will be available with any purchase starting Monday, Feb. 26 and will be available until supplies last. This is not a good time to be spending $250 on eBay for McDonald's Szechuan Sauce.
The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent accessed Eastern Ghouta in December to facilitate the evacuation of 29 wounded patients. The regime says that the rebel groups in Ghouta are terrorists and therefore not included in the ceasefire agreement.
Wishing and hoping doesn't do anybody any good. "We've got to do what we can to be the best team possible". He made his debut on December 12 and lasted all of nine games before announcing he'd be out indefinitely.
And when they were not cheering their team, expressed themselves with joyous booing of Arsenal's slow-paced time-wasting tactics. We don't want to repeat last season, so we are trying to fight to get our place in the Champions League .
Porsche Motorsport began development of the new 911 GT3 RS not long after it started working on the GT2 RS , and it shows. Porsche quotes a 3.0-second sprint to 60 miles per hour for the new GT3 RS, but that's not the impressive number here.
Fortnite: Battle Royale Llama, Fox & Crab Locations
As was previously teased, the theme will be space for Season 3, so several of the skins feature astronaut-esque designs. Sometimes it's frustrating when your placement is blocked unexpectedly and you aren't sure why.
Trump's order to ban bump stocks is an empty gesture
Sanders said the administration was also open to discussing possible age restrictions on purchases of such semi-automatic rifles. Former pupil Nikolas Cruz (19 ) has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder over the shootings on Valentine's Day.
PUBG To Get Ping Based Matchmaking
The developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds from Bluehole Studio have chose to share their plans for the game via Steam . Among many features, one of the major that is being focused on by the developers is the Ping-based Matchmaking system.
Uber Express Pool is like a minibus with cheaper rides
Uber started piloting Express Pool in San Francisco in November and then quietly launched it there and in Boston in December. Depending on the route, of course, some Philly riders may find prices on par with a $2.50 SEPTA ride (or less).
Heavy Drinking could Increase Dementia Risk
While the overall majority of dementia patients were women, nearly two-thirds of all early-onset dementia patients were men. Though heavy alcohol use increased the risk of dementia in general, the association was shown to be stronger in men.
Jackson, Ohio Middle School Student Shoots Himself
All four elementary schools in the district were closed and all extracurricular activities were canceled for the day. Authorities say they found "distractionary-type" devices in his backpack at Jackson Memorial Middle School .
Flood warning for Ford and Iroquois counties extended
Periods of steady, heavy rain will continue throughout our Tuesday night as a cold front begins a sluggish approach from the west. The rapid runoff due to frozen soils will cause localized pooling of water and flooding of low-lying flood-prone area.