Preliminary investigation of Paul Manafort laundering money, earned in Ukraine during the rule of fugitive ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, fits into an investigation of Ukrainian Prosecutor. Serhiy Horbatyuk, the Head of the special investigations department of Ukraine’s Prosecutor’s Office. Said that in his commentary to Hromadske Radio.
“It complies with those investigations that we are carrying on. The first one deals with embezzlement of the Justice Ministry funds, allocated for an American law firm, preparing a report “Tymoshenko vs Ukraine” on her illegal arrest. The second one investigated the black accountancy case. We go on investigating these cases,” Horbatyuk noted.
According to him, Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s Office addressed an inquairy to the U.S. Department of Justice for them to interrogate Manafort about the funds and use of them, but a reply was never issued.
As we reported earlier, Paul Manafort has surrendered to the U.S. federal authorities yesterday. Manafort, the ex-leader of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and his former adviser in foreign policy was put under home arrest – just like his business associate Rick Gates – as the investigation in his case is underway. Manafort, whose name appeared in the black accounts of Ukraine’s former Party of Regions, is accused of laundering money and even tougher crimes – ending up in secret political and financial ties with Russia. He surrendered to the FBI and later, when in federal court of Washington, he pleaded not guilty.