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Prosecutors submitted a request Thursday to use a 20-page jury questionnaire at the trial scheduled for next month in Alexandria, VOA wrote.

Manafort is charged in Virginia with hiding from the IRS tens of millions of dollars he earned advising pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine. He faces a separate indictment in Washington.

The proposed questionnaire asks would-be jurors about exposure to pre-trial publicity, whether they have friends or family with connections to Ukraine, and whether they've ever been audited or treated unfairly by the IRS.

Judges are generally free to accept or reject proposed questions submitted by attorneys.