Quote of the Day: Prosecutors Detail Manafort’s Big Spending on Homes, Clothes and Cars – The New York Times

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, in June. Prosecutors were restricted from displaying photographs of Mr. Manafort’s expensive suits at his trial.CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

“We don’t convict people because they have a lot of money and throw it around. The government is not going to prosecute people for wearing nice clothes.”

~JUDGE T. S. ELLIS III, who is presiding over the tax and bank fraud trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, limiting prosecutors’ descriptions of Mr. Manafort’s lavish tastes.

Source: Quotation of the Day: Prosecutors Detail Manafort’s Big Spending on Homes, Clothes and Cars – The New York Times

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