It is the first full tally provided by Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, of Mr Manafort's income from his work as a political consultant in Ukraine.
Their paths crossed again in 2006, when Manafort hired Gates - under his spin-off firm Davis Manafort- as he was launching on a lucrative consulting endeavor in Ukraine.
Prosecutor Greg Andres readily agreed, telling the court, "We don't intend to mention alleged collusion with the Russians", and saying that only "a very small portion of the trial" will mention collusion - but only insofar as it relates to the government's claim of a quid-pro-quo relationship in which Manafort received bank loans allegedly in exchange for a Trump campaign position for a former bank chairman.
Jury selection begins Tuesday in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Virginia trial is expected to last at least two weeks.
Mr. Manafort said the exhibits were prejudicial and irrelevant to the case.
On Monday, prosecutors said in court filings that they meant to prove Manafort earned more than $60 million lobbying for the former pro-Russia Ukrainian government and failed to report "a significant percentage" of that.
Prosecutors plan to produce almost three dozen witnesses during the trial, including Manafort's former associate Richard Gates, who is cooperating with the government after pleading guilty to lesser charges in February.
According to former prosecutors, Gates' agreement with Mueller will likely be a target of Manafort's attorneys when they get a chance to cross examine him. And there's always the possibility that Manafort could take a plea deal during the trial if his defense falls apart, opting for a lighter sentence in exchange of telling Mueller's team anything he may know about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Manafort would eventually help Viktor Yanukovych, the leader of the Russia-aligned Party of Regions, win the presidency in 2010.
"Perhaps he believes that he's done nothing wrong, and because he's done nothing wrong, he's unwilling to plead guilty to any crime whatsoever - even if it's a lesser crime", said Jimmy Gurule, a Notre Dame law professor and former federal prosecutor.
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But Manafort doesn't appear to have "valuable enough information to make these charges go away altogether", Griffin said.
"This is an exceptionally hard case for the defense", Turley told AFP.
He faces two criminal trials, the first in Alexandria, Virginia, and another later in Washington. "At 69, that must weigh heavily on his mind".
On the one hand, such evidence is hard for Manafort's attorneys to dispute - "because really hard to cross examine a document", Cotter said- but it could be boring or difficult for jurors to follow. "If anyone on earth knows Manafort's brain and intentions it's Rick Gates, and Rick Gates is going to get on the stand and say, 'Let me tell ya". Last month, Mueller's team disclosed in a court filing what it said was a $10 million (7.61 million pounds) loan to Manafort from Oleg Deripaska, a magnate with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant's pocket.
Trump and his lawyers have repeatedly sought to play down Manafort's connection to the president, yet the trial won't be entirely without references to the campaign.