The U.S. department of Justice ordered the law firm that drafted a report for Ukraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych by Paul Manafort’s arrangement, The New York Times informs linking to their sources.
“The Justice Department, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation, recently asked the firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, for information and documents related to its work on behalf of Mr. Yanukovych’s government,” the media says.
The Yanukovych government planned to use the report to justify the imprisonment of Ukraine’s former Premier Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The inquiry is a part of the investigation of Russia’s possible meddling in the US presidential election.
As it was reported earlier, the FBI is investigating whether Manafort and the consulting firms he led earned between $80 million and $100 million over a decade from pro-Moscow Ukrainian and Russian clients.