Speed Reads

The Manafort Indictment

Paul Manafort's indictment involves a $1.3 million luxury shopping spree

Among the allegations in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is a charge that he illegally used money from an untaxed account to buy clothes — a lot of very nice clothes. Specifically, as USA Today's Brad Heath highlighted on Twitter, Manafort is alleged to have spent more than $1.3 million on luxury clothing in Beverly Hills and New York City:

These expenditures are part of a "lavish lifestyle" Manafort is alleged to have maintained in the United States using untaxed income:

The clothing expenses apparently explain why the FBI took photos of Manafort's suits when the agency executed a no-knock raid on his Virginia home in July. See these sections in context in the full Manafort indictment document here.