An attorney for Paul Manafort criticized the special counsel’s office for “selective prosecution” of the former Trump campaign chairman.
“Clearly their goal … was to stack up the counts,” he said.
Mr. Manafort misrepresented his income on loan documents, an act his attorneys have portrayed as an honest mistake.
That point was emphasized by Mr. Westling, who said people typically “don’t get prosecuted by Department of Justice prosecutors.”
“If this were fraud, we would have courtrooms across the county filed with bank fraud cases,” he said.
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