Stephen Calk pleads not guilty in bribery scheme: $16 million in Manafort loans in bid for top Trump job

Chicago Sun-Times - 05-24


WASHINGTON – Chicago banker Stephen Calk failed to leverage $16 million in risky loans to Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, into a top administration job; caused his bank to lose millions on the deal and on Thursday faced criminal charges for what federal prosecutors said was a bribery scheme.