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H-F grad heading up prosecution in Manafort’s bank fraud, tax evasion trial

A Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduate is leading the prosecution against Paul Manafort, a former high-ranking member of President Trump’s 2016 election campaign. Manafort’s federal court trial for bank fraud and tax evasion started this week.

Uzo Asonye, an assistant United States attorney, is a 1998 H-F graduate, said Ann Cherry, the high school’s director of development and alumni relations.

Asonye is also deputy chief of the Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was brought onto the special counsel’s staff from . . .

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