Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.

The trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is set to shift focus to the accountants who prepared years of his allegedly false tax returns as the court battle heads into its third day on Thursday.

Prosecutors have spent the first two days of the trial attempting to portray Manafort as a tax cheat and a liar who hid much of the $60 million he earned from political work in Ukraine by stashing it in undisclosed overseas accounts.

Manafort routed millions to the United States by putting it in real estate, and spending it on expensive suits, cars and home renovations, according to half a dozen witnesses who testified on Wednesday in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prosecutors say he evaded taxes through this scheme. Five of the 18 counts he faces relate to filing false tax returns.

Manafort has pleaded not guilty to all charges. (Reuters)

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<p>Linda Schierow, from left, and Nancy Bundy, join other protesters outside the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Linda Schierow, from left, and Nancy Bundy, join other protesters outside the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

<p>The statue of Justice outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse is reflected in a television news camera lens on the second day of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial August 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

The statue of Justice outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse is reflected in a television news camera lens on the second day of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial August 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in a court room sketch, as he sits in federal court on the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Bill Hennessy/Reuters) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in a court room sketch, as he sits in federal court on the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Bill Hennessy/Reuters)

<p>Kathleen Manafort (2nd L), wife of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and lawyer Brian Ketcham (L) leave the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse at the end of the second day of Manafort’s trial Aug. 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Va.

Kathleen Manafort (2nd L), wife of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and lawyer Brian Ketcham (L) leave the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse at the end of the second day of Manafort’s trial Aug. 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Jackets included in the government’s exhibits admitted into evidence, at the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, are seen in this combination image of pictures released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo: Courtesy Special Counsel’s Office/Handout via Reuters) </p>
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Va.

Jackets included in the government’s exhibits admitted into evidence, at the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, are seen in this combination image of pictures released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 1, 2018. (Photo: Courtesy Special Counsel’s Office/Handout via Reuters)

<p>Kevin Downing, attorney of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, walks out of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse during a break in the second day of Manafort’s trial Aug. 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Va.

Kevin Downing, attorney of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, walks out of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse during a break in the second day of Manafort’s trial Aug. 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters gather outside the US District Courthouse ahead of Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arriving for the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Protesters gather outside the US District Courthouse ahead of Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arriving for the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

<p>This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Dana Verkouteren via AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Dana Verkouteren via AP)

<p>Activists hold signs during a protest outside the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse prior to the first day of the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Activists hold signs during a protest outside the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse prior to the first day of the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Security personnel from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, watch the vicinity around the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Security personnel from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, watch the vicinity around the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

<p>A demonstrator holds a placard as others wait to enter the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia on July 31, 20187, for the opening of the jury selection for the Paul Manafort trial. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

A demonstrator holds a placard as others wait to enter the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia on July 31, 20187, for the opening of the jury selection for the Paul Manafort trial. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Protesters hold their banners in front of the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Protesters hold their banners in front of the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort’s trial. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

<p>Thomas Zehnle, attorney of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, arrives at the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse for the second day of Manafort’s trial August 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Thomas Zehnle, attorney of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, arrives at the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse for the second day of Manafort’s trial August 1, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>People wait in line to enter the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse to attend the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was arrested last year on financial fraud charges, on July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

People wait in line to enter the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse to attend the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was arrested last year on financial fraud charges, on July 31, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>Defense attorneys Jay Nanavati, (L), and Richard Westling, (R), arrive ahead of Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arriving at U.S. District Court for the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Defense attorneys Jay Nanavati, (L), and Richard Westling, (R), arrive ahead of Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arriving at U.S. District Court for the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in Alexandria, Va., July 31, 2018. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

<p>In this handout provided by Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Paul Manafort poses for a mugshot photo at the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Va. Manafort has been charged with money laundering and bank fraud, among other violations. (Photo: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

In this handout provided by Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Paul Manafort poses for a mugshot photo at the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Va. Manafort has been charged with money laundering and bank fraud, among other violations. (Photo: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

<p>Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse for a hearing on June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>A protester carrying a Russian flag leaves after the bail of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was revoked during a hearing at federal court June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Paul Manafort bank fraud and tax evasion trial

A protester carrying a Russian flag leaves after the bail of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was revoked during a hearing at federal court June 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

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