Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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.
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.
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.”