Paul Manafort – the campaign chairman of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump – received $12.7m in secret cash payments as a consultant for Ukraine’s ruling political party – according to a ledger seen by the New York Times.
And Mr. Manafort’s presence remains elsewhere here in the capital where government investigators examining secret records have found his name as well as companies he sought business with as they try to untangle a corrupt network they say was used to loot Ukrainian assets and influence elections during the administration of Mr. Manafort’s main client – former President Viktor F. Yanukovych.
Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012 – according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials.
(ed:..whoar..!..eh..?..it just keeps on coming/rolling along..)