As former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort goes on trial Tuesday in a federal court in Virginia on charges of tax and bank fraud, the specter of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections - and any ties to President Donald Trump's campaign - won't be the main issue on the docket, but it will certainly be in the background as the trial gets underway.
Manafort faces a variety of charges - subscribing to false individual income tax returns, failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts, bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracy.
In all, Manafort faces 18 federal criminal charges, as he will be the first to go through a trial involving the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
What's at stake, and what might we see in the weeks ahead?
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