The lead prosecutor in the Paul Manafort trial is Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mazi Uzo Asonye. The Uzo stands for Uzodimma, not Uzochukwu.
- Uzo Asonye is a graduate of the suburban Chicago Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School.
He is a member of the class of 1998, the school said on Wednesday.
While attending H-F, Asonye was a Flossmoor resident.
In high school, Mazi Uzo was in the marching band, symphonic choir and a member of the National Honor Society.
Mazi Asonye obtained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree from Yale.
According to the law, Paul Manafort is presumed innocent until proven guilty.