What happens in the movies when you testify against the guy whose friends include the Russian mafia? Generally, something that will turn a good night’s sleep into the creatures of nightmares. Several bankers testified against Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, and this is what happened to one who did not.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent Manafort to jail awaiting sentencing for his first trial and for his second trial to start. Of course, Mueller has been investigating Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential elections and possible collusion with the Donald Trump campaign.
After Manafort’s client, the president of Ukraine, was forced to flee to Russia, the campaign-manager-to-be found himself unable to maintain his lifestyle of the rich and famous. Even so, he offered himself to Trump for free.
Still, the consultant needed cash, so he turned to a small Chicago bank that usually dealt with veterans. The bank’s owner agreed to loan Manafort $13 million in exchange for a job in the White House, managing the military preferably. Bankers have found that relationships with Trump’s one-time campaign manager were unlucky relationships.
David Fallarino was one of three important people who did not testify during the consultant’s trial. He was Manafort’s “front office banker” and worked at a different bank as a loan officer, Citizens Bank. Two of the banker’s assistants did, however, testify.
Fallarino lives in a Manhattan, New York penthouse. On an uneventful evening, he left his terrace door open and retired for the night. About 1:30 a.m. he heard a noise.
Someone came in and committed a burglary. Although the burglar opened his wine cabinet and placed a bottle on the floor, only “a briefcase, iPad, and sneakers,” were missing police told News 4. There are more questions than answers in this strange burglary.
At the end of Manafort’s first trial, he was convicted of eight felonies. Only one juror kept the jury from convicting him on all 18 counts.
Fallarino was not charged with anything.
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