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Rick Gates Didn't Hold Back In His Testimony Against Paul Manafort

Rick Gates started testifying against his former business partner Paul Manafort on Monday.
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Rick Gates Didn't Hold Back In His Testimony Against Paul Manafort

Rick Gates, special counsel Robert Mueller's star witness, took the stand in federal court on Monday.

Gates testified against his former business partner Paul Manafort, who's facing a slew of bank and tax fraud charges.

Gates testified he had committed crimes alongside Manafort and at Manafort's direction. According to Gates, the two had 15 foreign accounts they knowingly hid from the U.S. government. Gates also admitted to double-crossing Manafort and cheating him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Gates testified as part of his own plea deal with the special counsel's office. His testimony is expected to continue Tuesday.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN