Politico reported Manafort’s real estate agent for his Alexandria, VA home—the same one raided by the FBI back on July 26—testified in front of the federal grand jury last week.
Realtor Wayne Holland initially resisted but was then served a subpoena.
The judge said the subpoenas at issue sought information “regarding the purchase of real property, including in Virginia, by four individuals and their affiliated entities.”
Mueller is also scrutinizing real estate deals of Manafort’s family members (wife and son).
BuzzFeed reported Puerto Rico’s government acknowledged 911 people on the island died after Hurricane Maria, but there’s no way to know for sure if they were directly related to the disaster because funeral homes and crematoriums burned the bodies.
The Institute of Forensic Sciences in San Juan is the only place on the island where medical examiners confirm the official death count by performing autopsies on cases brought to their attention.
Central authorities had expected funeral directors in each district to notify them of suspected hurricane-related deaths, but had not instructed them to do so. There has been no standardized definition of what constitutes a death related to Hurricane Maria.
Due to poor communication and lack of proper coordination, the medical record documentation, reviews, and death reports have been highly inconsistent. It’s unclear how many of those 911 deaths were truly due to “natural causes”.
More families are choosing cremation partly because it is several thousands of dollars cheaper than a burial and partly because they are more focused on getting food, water, and shelter than figuring out logistics of a burial ceremony…