Jurors at the fraud trial of Paul Manafort ended their first day of deliberations by asking the judge the central question at the heart of every criminal trial—what is reasonable doubt?
The panel asked three other questions in the same note on Aug. 16, including a pair that relate to whether Manafort committed crimes by hiding foreign corporations that held tens of millions of dollars from U.S. tax authorities.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III answered each of the questions before dismissing the 12-member panel. They will return on Aug. 17 to resume deliberations.
Ellis said U.S. Special Counsel Robert ...