"Now, financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort's name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort's firm received at least some money listed in the so-called Black Ledger," the message reads.
According to the agency’s data, these two payments came several years before Manafort became involved in Trump's campaign, but for the first time bolster the credibility of the "ledger".
The payments also put the ledger in a whole new light, as federal prosecutors in the US have examined Manafort’s work in Eastern Europe in terms of wider investigation on fighting corruption.
Transaction in 2009 amounted to 750 thousand dollars, the sum matches the data provided earlier by MP Serhiy Leshchenko.
"The AP had previously been unable to independently verify the $750,000 payment went to a Manafort company, but the newly obtained financial records reflect Manafort's receipt of that payment. The records show that Davis Manafort received the amount from Neocom Systems the day after the date of the invoice," the message says.