Buried deep in Robert Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort is a new link between Donald Trump’s former campaign and Russian organized crime.
The indictment (PDF) – unsealed on Monday – includes an extensive look into Paul Manafort’s byzantine financial dealings.
In particular it details how he used a company called Lucicle Consultants Limited to wire millions of dollars into the United States.
The Cyprus-based Lucicle Consultants Limited in turn reportedly received millions of dollars from a businessman and Ukrainian parliamentarian named Ivan Fursin – who is closely linked to one of Russia’s most notorious criminals: Semion Mogilevich.
Mogilevich is frequently described as ‘the most dangerous mobster in the world.’
Currently believed to be safe in Moscow – he is according to the FBI responsible for weapons trafficking – contract killings and international prostitution.
In 2009 he made the bureau’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.