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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