Kyiv County Administrative Court found the actions of NABU Head Artem Sytnyk were illegal, as he was inolved in the disclosure and dissemination of information about the presence of surname and signatures of Paul Manafort in the lists of “black accounts” of the Party of Regions in pre-trial investigation materials. The website of the court said that.
Besides, the court found illegal the actions of MP Sergiy Leshchenko, as he “interfered in Ukraine’s foreign affairs”. He was also involved in disseminating of the information about Paul Manafort.
The message says that after such information was disseminated, some interference in the U.S. electoral processes in 2016 occurred, and Ukraine’s interests were damaged.
“The court made such decision due to the fact that the defendants failed to provide evidence of the circumstances of dissemination of this information, received by NABU from former First Deputy Chairman of SBU Viktor Trepak... without violations of limits provided by the law,” the message says.
People’s deputy Boryslav Rosenblat filed a lawsuit in October 2017. This administrative suit was partially satisfied.
As we reported, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight accounts of financial crimes. After a 16-day trial, Manafort was found guilty of five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the remaining 10 counts, and the judge declared a mistrial on those charges.
Manafort faces a maximum of 80 years in prison. He faces a second criminal trial next month in Washington on seven other charges brought by the special counsel, including obstruction of justice, failure to register as a foreign agent and conspiracy to launder money.
Paul Manafort is charged with laundering money and evading taxes over ten years of cooperation with former Ukrainian leaders. Previously, an investigation team released over 300 documents, which reveal the details of Manafort's cooperation with the currently disbanded Party of Regions - the-then pro-presidential and ruling political force in Ukraine.