Mueller team asks for more time on remaining counts in first Manafort trial

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge for more time to decide whether they plan to retry Trump's former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDem warns Trump: 'Obstruction of justice' to fire Rosenstein Ex-White House official revises statement to Mueller after Flynn guilty plea: report Former White House lawyer sought to pay Manafort, Gates legal fees: report MORE on several remaining counts from his first trial.
 
The special counsel's team asked to postpone the deadline so they could decide their next move on the 10 counts of tax and bank fraud for which a federal district court judge in Virginia was forced to declare a mistrial.
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"Because the defendant’s post-trial motions have not been filed or ruled on, the government does not at this time have sufficient information to make an informed decision on whether it will seek retrial of the remaining counts," the prosecutors said in their request to Judge T.S. Ellis III on Wednesday. 
 
The government's decision was originally due Wednesday, but prosecutors are now asking for that deadline to be extended to one week after the court has ruled on the defendant’s post-trial motions.

In their three-page request, prosecutors noted that Manafort’s defense attorneys asked Ellis — following the jury's decision to convict their client on eight counts of tax and bank fraud — for an extra 30 days to file their motion for acquittal or appeal. Court rules typically allow 14 days.