Paul Manafort, the former counselor and the ex-leader of Donald Trump's election campaign, had more than 30 bank accounts in three countries across the globe. Reuters reported that, commenting on the latest developments in his case.
This was necessary 'to “receive and hide” his income from Ukraine, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday', the news agency wrote.
Manafort will remain in custody until the end of the hearings in his case, which kicked off today, August 1. The official is charged with financial and tax frauds.
The U.S. Prosecutor's Office claims that Manafort was working in Ukraine during the presidential elections in 2010 and the parliamentarian elections in 2012. Also, he was consulting Ukrainian politics at the local elections and was lobbying the interests of the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
As it was reported earlier, Paul Manafort and his partner Rick Gates were charged with offenses under 12 counts, including the money laundry and conspiracy. Later, they were taken under house detention. The court promised that Manafort would face 305 years in prison.