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National Anti-Corruption Bureau: Manafort could get USD 13 mln from Yanukovych
14:55, 15 August 2016
National Anti-Corruption Bureau: Manafort could get USD 13 mln from Yanukovych

Former counselor of ex-President of Ukraine, now leader of Trump’s election campaign was highly paid during Yanukovych’s rule

14:55, 15 August 2016

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In 2007-2012, Paul Manafort, ex-counselor to ousted former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, could have got 12,7 million US dollars from Ukraine.

‘Paul Manafort’s name is among those included in the list of the black accounts of the Party of Regions (the pro-presidential political force in 2010-early 2014, - 112 International). The relevant data is being investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). According to the lists, the expenses related to this person totaled about 12,7 million US dollars. The respective records started in November 2007 and finished in October 2012’, the NABU’s press service says.

However, the investigators say, there is a chance that Manafort didn’t actually get this money – there are signatures of other people in the ‘receivers’ column.

Previously, the New York Times published the article with reference to the NABU, which claimed that Manafort got the sum from Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political force in 2007-2012.  The NABU reported that Manafort’s name emerged in the party’s papers 22 times in five years; the purpose of the payments in unclear yet.

The investigation continues.    

Source: Interfax-Ukraine   

Related: Politico: Trump changed views on Ukraine after hiring Manafort

Related: The New York Times: Secret ledger in Ukraine lists cash for Donald Trump’s campaign chief

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