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"We don’t convict people because they have a lot of money to throw around."

Posted on August 2, 2018, at 1:31 p.m. ET

During Paul Manafort’s criminal trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, prosecutors spoke repeatedly about the fancy suits and jackets worn by the former chair of the Trump campaign."Enough is enough," US District Judge T.S. Ellis III told lawyers. "We don’t convict people because they have a lot of money to throw around."But does the US justice system convict people for spending $15,000 on an ugly jacket? (No, sadly, it does not.)Instead, let's take a look at the full season from the House of Manafort, from court exhibits entered into evidence by the Department of Justice during the trial.
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During Paul Manafort’s criminal trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, prosecutors spoke repeatedly about the fancy suits and jackets worn by the former chair of the Trump campaign.

"Enough is enough," US District Judge T.S. Ellis III told lawyers. "We don’t convict people because they have a lot of money to throw around."

But does the US justice system convict people for spending $15,000 on an ugly jacket? (No, sadly, it does not.)

Instead, let's take a look at the full season from the House of Manafort, from court exhibits entered into evidence by the Department of Justice during the trial.

All 22 pieces of clothing, pictured below, came from either Alan Couture or the House of Bijan, two very expensive clothing stores. Pages of invoices from the stores show that Manafort spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on clothes.

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Here's that $15,000 jacket made from ostrich.

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A close-up of the lining.

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TV host Chrissy Teigen tweeted what we were all thinking.

Wait. NO FEATHERS??? I thought there would be feathers. But of course not. Why did I think it would have feathers? Did anyone else think feathers? https://t.co/a5LwHLrWvQ

Alas, no feathers in these outfits.

Wow this pic of Manafort in his $15,000 ostrich jacket.

Reminder that Manafort is currently classified as a flight risk by a judge.

It's appropriate that Manafort has an ostrich jacket. He's now flightless too.

Another receipt shows a python jacket that cost $18,500.

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Perhaps it's this very ’70s pimp–style snakeskin jacket in brown?

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And two sport coats with powder blue and marigold yellow checks — one with large checks...

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...and one with small.

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Similar but darker.

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Some jackets had bold lining choices.

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Not sure which animal was killed for this!

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Business casual on the outside.

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Party on the inside.

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Herringbone and paisley — that classic combination.

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In brown, too.

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A blue sports-style jacket.

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With a wrestling-style shiny lining.

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A gray blazer.

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A checkered blazer.

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A navy jacket.

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Sadly, no photo of it is included but the documents also show a receipt for a $9,500 ostrich vest (slightly cheaper than the cashmere topcoat worth $8,500).

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Plus a receipt for a "camel hair and silk sportcoat."

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There was a lot of herringbone, pinstripe, and tweed — plus silk, linen, and leather.

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And lots of incredibly basic but very expensive suits, like this one.

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This nearly identical one.

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And this one.

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Thick stripes.

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The same fabric with a slightly different color pinstripe.

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And this gray one.

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So many pinstripes.

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Another suit in brown, because...why not?

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Another gray pinstripe — can you sense a theme?

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It is honestly hard to tell these suits apart.

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Manafort's wardrobe was pretty heavily mocked on Twitter. "Goodfellas called, they want their wardrobe department back," tweeted one person.

Are we sure Paul Manafort wasn't arrested by the fashion police? Goodfellas called, they want their wardrobe department back. https://t.co/2mWskJmy1d

Another person asked why he didn't buy any mainstream high-end designers.

Leaving aside the corruption, illegality and selling off of American democracy, I am really struggling to understand why Manafort spent so much money on so much ugly shit. (I mean, not even one Tom Ford suit? Not one?)

And also, how did the Justice Department make these expensive suits look so damn cheap?

I love how all the Justice Department photos of Paul Manafort's clothes look like they're from a listing for an apartment sublet on craigslist https://t.co/sOLIFMMsQ4

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