US: Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort linked to Ukraine corruption inquiry
16 Aug 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been drawn into an anti-corruption investigation by Ukrainian authorities examining whether he received illegal payments from the country’s former Russian-backed ruling party.

Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau is investigating whether Mr Manafort received off-the-books cash payments totalling $12.7 million (€11.3 million) from Ukraine’s former Kremlin-supported president Viktor Yanukovych as part of a wider inquiry into allegations of corruption in connection with the former leader.

Mr Manafort worked as a political consultant to Mr Yanukovych before he was ousted in February 2014 after months of anti-government protests.

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