Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash has spent nearly 800 thousand dollars on lobbying in the United States, reports «Ukrainian Truth».
«Two weeks before the US presidential elections, gas tycoon Dmytro Firtash has listed 80 thousand dollars at the expense of the powerful, as he believed, the American lobbyists. By the time their services oligarch has already spent 700 thousand dollars», — stated in the article.
Indicates that the interests of Firtash, in particular, is lobbying the DOE to Jesse Davis.
«Davis – political analyst, writer and author of the memoirs «tell the Truth» about White house spokesman and special adviser to President bill Clinton. On the shoulders of Davis was entrusted with the protection of Lovelace as a speaker during an attempt of impeachment», — stated in the article.
In 2010, he founded the lobbying company — Lanny J. Davis & Associates, LLC, which has signed an agreement Firtash.
«The package of services at a cost of 60 thousand dollars a month was part of «legal representation», «the investigation and collection of evidence in favor of the defense» and «correct inaccuracies and misrepresentations in the media «concerning the image of the Ukrainian oligarchs», — said in the article.
The annual «consultations» Davis cost DF Group (a diversified international group of companies of Dmitry Firtash — ed.) in 700 thousand dollars.
«In addition, Davis was ordered Firtash to pay 25 thousand dollars for consulting services, Vice-President of Communications company Levick , Eleanor McManus, «- said in the article.
It is noted that on 24 October 2016, two weeks before the US presidential election, Firtash’s company transferred 80 thousand dollars at the expense of the company, which was created by Lana Davis just six months earlier — DAVIS GOLDBERG & GALPER PLLC.
«Ironically, the contract of Group DF and DAVIS GOLDBERG & GALPER PLLC — short-term. Signed only two months, the document actually covers the amount of the advance received on account of lobbyists prior to the announcement of presidential election results. Likely services close to the family of Clinton is no longer relevant for DF Group», — stated in the article.
We will remind, the Austrian court of first instance last spring banned the extradition of Firtash, pointing to the inability to exclude political motivation of the extradition request of the Ukrainian side of the United States. In September the Prosecutor’s office in Vienna had filed an appeal against this decision.
In turn Firtash tried to block his extradition, appealed to the constitutional court of Austria.
In the United States Firtash accused that he with the help of bribes for a total amount of 18.5 million dollars wanted to get permission to mine titanium in India. Oligarch threatens to 50 years in prison and confiscation of all assets.
The oligarch Firtash has spent on lobbying in the US, almost 800 thousand dollars 30.01.2017