The FBI and the U.S. justice Department are investigating possible links of U.S. companies with the alleged corruption of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, in particular, in relation to the company Paul Manafort, who yesterday resigned as head of the electoral headquarters of Donald trump. About it reports CNN with reference to a number of sources in the American law enforcement system.
According to them, Manafort was not the focus of the investigation. It is ongoing, and prosecutors have not yet made any decisions, said the sides of the channel.
In addition, the investigation concerns the work of a number of firms associated with the former Ukrainian government, says CNN. These include the Podesta Group — a company that specializiruetsya on lobbying and public relations, and chaired by Tony Podesta, brother of the Chairman of the election campaign, Hillary Clinton, John Podestà.
The FBI, the U.S. justice Department and Manafort refused to comment to CNN.
The resignation of Manafort reported yesterday the candidate for US presidents from Republican party, Donald trump. His resignation was preceded by the appearance of numerous publications in various media, which indicated possible violations of law committed by Manafort during his work as the Advisor to the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.
On Thursday, the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has published scans of black accountants of the Party of regions, according to which the name of Manafort was paid $12.7 million in cash.
Associated Press on the same day reported that in his possession was the electronic correspondence, which States that Manafort and another adviser to trump, Rick gates had Yanukovych lobbying services in the U.S. without registering with the justice Ministry as foreign agents, which is a criminal offense.
Manafort rejected allegations of cash payments in Ukraine and illegal lobbying activities in the United States.