The Director of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine Sytnyk said that Bureau within investigation of criminal proceedings on so-called «black accounting» in the Party of regions does not conduct an investigation against Paul Manafort — political consultant, former head of the electoral headquarters of the candidate in US presidents from Republican party of Donald trump. This Sytnik said during the direct line in edition «KP in Ukraine».
«Status as such had not. As far as I know from the media there (in the U.S. — ed.) a certain investigation started the FBI for this reason. So I think that is a question for him. We have enough of their officials who appear in this case,» — said Sytnik.
At the same time, answering specifying question, does the NAB Manafort in other cases, Sytnik said.
We will remind, in the morning of 19 August, the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine published the fragments of «black accounting» of the Party of regions, in which appears Manafort . According to the data, the services of that person in 2007-2012 cost to the environment Yanukovych in 12.7 million dollars.
Copies of the documents available at this link.
The Manafort denied receiving those payments.
On the same day, i.e. on 19 August, trump officially announced the alleged dismissal of Manafort of his campaign headquarters.
«Paul is a true professional and I wish him great success,» added trump.
Should otmetit that this was not the first application to the NEB in respect of Manafort. But, even after 15 Aug NABOO made accusations against the controversial political consultant and, in response, 17 Aug trump reshuffled his campaign headquarters, Manafort and his assistant , Rick gates still retained their positions and most of the impact.
According to media reports, among other things, Manafort lobbied the interests of the Yanukovych regime in Washington.
The lobbying included attempts to create a positive image PR and discrediting prisoner Yulia Tymoshenko, the release of which pushed Western leaders.
Gates personally supervised the work of two prominent Washington lobbying firms Mercury LLC Podesta Group Inc. Was the information that gates American «contractors» PR has received over $ 2 million.
The Western press reported about links of Manafort with Rinat Akhmetov and Serhiy Lyovochkinand his personal involvement in the rebranding of the PR under the auspices of the «Opposition bloc».
According to unconfirmed information, the top of PR at the time, gave the consultant the nickname «Kyrgyz».
NABU does not Manufactor. Including «black accounting» PR — Sytnik 11.11.2016