BREAKING: Jury on Manafort Trial Can't Reach a Conclusion for at Least One Charge

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Posted: Aug 21, 2018 11:50 AM
BREAKING: Jury on Manafort Trial Can't Reach a Conclusion for at Least One Charge

The Alexandria, Virginia jury that will determine the fate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort submitted a note to the court Tuesday morning. In it, they asked what happens if they can't come to a unanimous conclusion on one of the charges.

“If we cannot come to consensus on a single count, what does that mean for a final verdict?” the note said. 

 In other words, there are jurors who have reasonable doubt and cannot deem Manafort guilty. The jury has been deliberating for four days.

According to Manfort's attorney, it is unclear if the jurors cannot reach a unanimous conclusion on a one single count, or on multiple single counts. 

Manafort faces 18 federal counts, all felonies, which include conspiracy against the United States, failing to register as a foreign agent, making false statements about being a foreign agent, false statements to the Department of Justice, tax fraud, bank fraud, money laundering and more. His indictment was handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The judge has sent the jury back into the deliberation room. 

This story has been updated with additional information.