Company analyst Paul Manafort in 2014 worked for the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
On Tuesday, August 7, during interrogation, the court said a key witness and former partner of Manafort, Rick gates, according to NBC.
Gates said that after the flight of Yanukovych payments Manufactu “significantly reduced”. However, he clarified that the controversial political consultant continued to work in Ukraine.
DMP International, which belonged to Manafort and gates, advised the Opposition bloc in the parliamentary elections in October 2014.
In addition, the same company, according to gates, collaborated with Petro Poroshenko in 2014. Details of this cooperation, gates did not name, saying only that the services have not been paid in full.
According to Voice of America, gates also called for the names of other Ukrainian politicians who ordered Manafort.
According to him, Manafort was presented to former President Viktor Yanukovych Rinat Akhmetov. For the political consultant – development of a brand of Party of regions, the creation of it platforms, structures, holding her in the election, according to gates, Akhmetov paid by transferring money from the accounts of his company in Cyprus on account of Manafort, also in Cyprus.
“Manafort Yanukovych returned from political death — and he is one of the most talented political strategists,” – said gates during testimony in court.
According to him, another client of Manafort in Ukraine was Sergei Tigipko, a businessman, former MP and former Deputy Prime Minister. “He had his own political party, but also supported the Party of regions,” – said gates.
Partner Manafort said that Tigipko pay for the lobbying in the US and the EU by the same method – transfer from Cypriot accounts of your company in Cyprus the expense of Manafort. Gates explained that he knows about it, because I personally prepared the documents to initiate the transfer.
Gates also named in court the former head of the presidential Administration of Yanukovych Sergey Levochkin, the former Deputy Prime Minister, the Deputy and one of the leaders of the Party of regions Andriy Klyuyev and former people’s Deputy Boris Kolesnikov. They are all paid services of consultant by transferring money from the accounts of their companies in Cyprus, on the Cypriot accounts of Manafort.
Manafort worked as a consultant for Yanukovych and the then-ruling Party of regions and get this, according to spectracolor Robert Mueller, more than $ 60 million.
Manafort suspect that it is not indicated in the tax return part of these profits – in particular, the “laundered” in offshore $ 30 million. Just a public accusation against Manafort and gates – 32 episodes, describing the financial abuse and fraud.