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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Manafort trial Day 11: Defense Rest Without Calling Witnesses

Paul Manafort’s defense rested Tuesday without calling any witnesses — including Manafort himself — a decision that sends the tax- and bank-fraud trial into its final stages.

Closing statements will begin Wednesday, with jury deliberations to follow.

U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III rejected a last-minute bid by the defense to toss out the charges against Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team brought the charges as part of its investigation into Russian interference during the presidential election.

Manafort trial Day 10: Prosecution Rests, Manafort Defense Starts Tuesday


Mueller's team called more than two dozen witnesses in the tax- and the bank-fraud case against the former Trump campaign chairman.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors rested their case against Paul Manafort on Monday afternoon after calling more than two dozen witnesses in their tax- and the bank-fraud case against the former Trump campaign chairman.

Governor Ivey Announces Kelly Butler as Acting Director of Finance

Kelly Butler
MONTGOMERY - Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday named Kelly Butler as Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Finance.

Butler began his career with the Alabama Department of Revenue more than thirty years ago. He later worked for the Legislative Fiscal Office before joining the Alabama Department of Finance as Assistant State Budget Officer in 2012. Since that time, Butler has served as State Budget Officer and most recently as Assistant Finance Director for Fiscal Operations.

As Assistant Finance Director, Butler oversees the State Comptroller’s Office, the State Purchasing Division, the State Debt Management Division, and the State Business Systems Division.

“Kelly Butler has more than two decades of experience working with the state’s budgets and more than three decades experience as a fiscal analyst. I know he will do an excellent job leading the Alabama Department of Finance during this interim period,” Governor Ivey said. “I appreciate him stepping up as acting director and his commitment to my administration.”

TRAVELING TO MONTGOMERY? Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Montgomery at Chantilly Parkway

TRAVELING TO MONTGOMERY? Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Montgomery at Chantilly Parkway
Whether you’re visiting for business in Alabama’s capital city or touring the many universities in the area, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Montgomery at Chantilly Parkway is the perfect home base. With proximity to both I-85 and I-65, traveling between local attractions couldn’t be easier. Explore the rich culture of the city by visiting Alabama State University, the Montgomery Zoo and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Unwind with a dip in the heated indoor pool or re-energize with a workout in our fitness center. Stay connected with friends and family via free high-speed Internet access before a restful night’s sleep.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For 54 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. In that time, we have provided more than 37,000 scholarships worth nearly $110 million.