Bank VP: CEO pushed Manafort loans despite faulty application

Bank VP: CEO pushed Manafort loans despite faulty application

Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including from left, Jay Nanavati, Kevin Downing, Brian Ketcham, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.

They include five counts of filing false tax returns between 2010 and 2014, four counts of failing to report foreign bank accounts, and nine counts of bank fraud and conspiracies to commit bank fraud.

Now, the big question is what Manafort's defense team will do. Manafort has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

With little fanfare following Liss' final answers, prosecutor Greg Andres stood up to say the prosecution was done.

The prosecution has introduced a trove of documentary evidence as it sought to prove Manafort defrauded banks and concealed millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts from the IRS.

The case against Manafort has barely referenced his work as President Trump's campaign chairman and has not indicated if he may fit into the larger picture of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign that Mueller's team is investigating.

The bank has seized none of the collateral from either of the deals, Brennan said.

Brennan also said he and his colleagues documented their concerns about Manafort's personal finances.

"Anything is possible", Brennan said with an air of sarcasm.

Federal Savings Bank Vice President Jim Brennan testified under immunity from prosecution on Monday that there were inconsistencies, specifically involving income reporting, in Manafort's loan paperwork.

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In August, Manafort emailed Raico asking for Calk's résumé. Manafort himself chose not to testify.

Calk wrote a memo to Manafort a week after the election expressing his interest in serving in the administration, which he argued was justified by his vocal support for the president.

In his role at the bank, Brennan is responsible for grading potential loans - the lower the score, the more sure he is that it will be repaid. A memo created by another bank employee noted that Manafort had no income as of July 2016, even though Manafort claimed he was owed $2.4 million, and that Manafort was 90 days past due on a $300,000 credit card bill, a debt Manafort blamed on Rick Gates at the time.

A very stable, high-quality loan would get a rating of "1", and any rating less than "4" wouldn't get approved and would draw regulators' attention because of its instability, he said. Despite the doubts about Manafort's abilities to repay them, the loans "closed because Mr. Calk wanted them to close", Brennan said.

Mueller's team hinted in a sidebar conference with Ellis and Manafort's lawyers Friday that Calk is facing more scrutiny than the allegations heard so far at Manafort's trial.

"Mr. Calk willingly risked his national professional and personal reputation as an active, vocal, early supporter of President-Elect Trump", the memo reads, according to Bloomberg.

The Justice Department released emails from Calk to Manafort where the banker made his case for a Trump administration job - including secretary of defense.

Much of the recent testimony focused on the alleged bank fraud.

The defense has not admitted a quid pro quo agreement between Calk and Manafort, though they have thrown TFSB under the bus, saying that it was the bank's responsibility to properly vet whether or not Manafort's finances should have qualified him for the loans to begin with.

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