“Black accounting” of the Party of regions of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych 22 times mentions the name of the current head of the election headquarters of Donald trump Paul Manafort. He allegedly received cash from party funds $12.7 million, writes The New York Times, citing the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).
We are talking about handwritten receipts issued in 2007-12. NABU admit that the money was part of an illegal system of double-entry bookkeeping, which, in particular, financed the electoral campaign of the Party of regions.
The representative of NABOO NYT said that earlier the Bureau was not aware of these payments Manufactu, but has not succeeded yet to establish whether he received the money. The purpose of the payments in the “black accounting” is not specified, and the beneficiary cannot be set, as these records cannot be reconciled with banking data, and verify signatures of recipients, the newspaper notes.
The NYT reports that Manafort did not respond to a request for an interview and a written inquiry. His lawyer Richard Hibi said that Manafort not receive such cash payments,” which told the NEB. He noted that we are talking about “highly politicized” suspicions.
At the end of may in Ukraine was published the so-called “barn book” the Party of regions, from which it followed that the party of “black cash” received money politicians, experts and officials. According to the head of Zaporizhzhya regional state administration Gennady Moskal, who was Chairman of the temporary parliamentary Commission on investigation of illegal actions during Euromaidan, the documents were discovered in January 2014 during a fire in the headquarters of Party of regions.
Former Deputy head of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Victor Trepak claimed that only “black bookkeeping” contains statements about the cost of $2 billion In particular, according to Moskal, $1 billion won from the regionals, the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.
Activities of NABOO, dedicated to investigating illegal financial schemes of the Party of regions, funded by the Ukrainian government through the assistance programs of the United States and the European Union. The FBI is also assisting the Bureau in the framework of the agreement on the exchange of evidence.
Manafort in Ukraine given the political consultations of Party of regions and Viktor Yanukovych, ousted as President by the events of the spring of 2014. In late June, the political operative, he headed the campaign headquarters of billionaire Donald trump, nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States.