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Tim Belevetz Quoted in <i>POLITICO</i>: "Cranky Judge, Flawed Witness Threaten Mueller's Manafort Ca Tim Belevetz Quoted in <i>POLITICO</i>: "Cranky Judge, Flawed Witness Threaten Mueller's Manafort Ca

Tim Belevetz Quoted in POLITICO: "Cranky Judge, Flawed Witness Threaten Mueller's Manafort Case"

Timothy Belevetz was quoted in the POLITICO article, "Cranky Judge, Flawed Witness Threaten Mueller's Manafort Case."

The article included:

Ellis has also complained about lawyers allegedly rolling their eyes at his courtroom patter. But Timothy Belevetz, a former assistant U.S. attorney from the eastern district of Virginia, downplayed Ellis’ influence over the jury, saying that Northern Virginia jurors “tend to be fairly smart and sophisticated.”

“Ultimately, what is likely to govern the jury’s decision is the evidence itself — the exhibits, the testimony, the credibility of the witnesses — and the persuasiveness of the parties’ arguments,” he said. “Indications of displeasure over counsel’s facial expressions or lack of formality probably won’t be a factor in the jury’s decision.”


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