New data obtained by the Associated Press, indicate that the consulting firm the former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump Paul Manafort received two payments in the amount of $1.2 million, which coincides with the data contained in a handwritten Ledger, which supposedly fixed nieoficjalnie payments attributed to the Party of Regions of former President Viktor Yanukovych.
We are talking about the transfers in 2007 and 2009, carried out long before the start of the campaign trump when Manafort haven’t worked on the future President.
The national anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) published in August 2016 handwritten document which was called the Ukrainian Ledger. According to the records in this book, Manafort in the period from 2007 to 2012 could get from the Party of Regions to $12.7 million in Total there are 22 payments associated with his name. However, the NEB pointed out, “that the presence of the names of Manafort the document does not mean that he actually received these funds, because in the column of recipients contains signatures of other persons”.
The material on the basis of NABU was also published in The New York Times, but the newspaper noted that to verify the accuracy of information about payments impossible. Moreover, proof of identity of the Ukrainian Ledger since not been discovered yet.
Prosecutor’s office no less than seven times asked the US authorities to allow interrogation of Manafort. Appeals have gone unanswered.
AP says, CTSO in his possession were the financial documents, which coincides with the information on the two transactions of Ukrainian Ledger.
In March 2017, the Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the Bloc Poroshenko Sergei Leshchenko said that in 2009 Ukraine through offshore to the address of the consulting firm Davis Manafort transfer in the amount of $750 thousand as purpose of the payment indicated the purchase of the 501 computer. Leshchenko insisted that the payment was fraudulent and the money was Manaforce.
Manafort and his spokesman Jason Maloney said in response that the data are fabricated. Commenting on the transaction, the former head of trump’s staff denied the authenticity of the signatures on the payment documents and insisted that no computers were not sold. Manafort stated that “individuals for political reasons unrelated to collect the data and distort them.” He also said that unable to verify information about these payments, since the Bank destroyed the information about them after the standard seven-year retention period.
Now AP offers a document, which States the execution of a transaction in the amount of $750 thousand, dated 14 October 2009. The bill was charged to the company Neocom System Ltd, was at that time in Belize. It contained the account number, routing number and postal address, which coincided with the data of the account of Manafort in one of the banks in Virginia.
Information about this transaction coincides with the Ukrainian entry in the Ledger, where is the name of Manafort. Before the AP could not obtain evidence that the transfer was made in the address of his company. Now, the Agency said it has evidence that the Davis Manafort company actually got the said amount from the Neocon Systems.
Another payment of $455 thousand, which is in the possession of the Agency, made Nov 2007 company Graten Alliance Ltd, registered in Belize. It also coincides with the entries in the Ledger, notes the AP.
Agency comments Manafort did not deny that his company received these funds. At the same time, he stressed that any translation of his companies are “legitimate payments for giving me political advice”. Manafort added that put its customers account, and the payments were made by transfer to an American Bank. According to him, the payment was based on “financial institutions and the order which is chosen by the customer”.
The former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych did not comment on the publication of Ukrainian books.
By Paul Manafort was born in 1949 in Connecticut. In 1974 he received the degree of doctor of legal Sciences at the law School of Georgetown University. Participated in the presidential campaigns of Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and the Republican candidate in the 1996 election Bob Dole. In 1980 he was one of the founders of lobbying firm BMSK in Washington. Among others, she worked for the President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos. In the 1990-ies the structure of Manafort lobbied the interests of the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. By Paul Manafort joined the presidential campaign of Donald trump in March 2016. To head the campaign headquarters he became a month later. In August of the same year, after the NEB issued a statement, he was forced to resign.