The former head of the electoral headquarters of Donald trump by Paul Manafort surrendered to Federal authorities today, on October 30. It is reported by The New York Times, citing a source familiar with the situation.
Charges against Manafort was filed on Friday, and together with him and former business partner Rick gates. It is noted that Manafort came on Monday at 8:15 local time at the FBI office along with his lawyer.
Gates and Manafort accused of 12 counts. In particular, in a conspiracy against the US government, the “money laundering”, the false statements and seven cases of default on accounts in foreign banks. This is stated in the text of the charges.
According to FBI Director Robert Mueller, Manafort accused of “laundering” more than $ 18 million to purchase property and services. Gates, according to the FBI, transferred more than $ 3 million from offshore accounts. On the same charges they are charged with presenting false information to the tax accountants and lawyers.
The name of the gates is mentioned in the documents related to the companies Manafort in Cyprus, established to receive payments from politicians and businessmen from Eastern Europe.
Lawyer trump sure that Manafort will not provide incriminating information about the President in exchange for a deal.
By Paul Manafort is an American lawyer, lobbyist and political consultant. In the campaign of Donald trump joined in March 2016. He negotiated with the delegates about the deal with trump in favor of Republican candidates. Later, trump appointed him chief strategist, which allowed Manafort to obtain control over the daily operations of the campaign.
According to CNN, the FBI wiretapped conversations of Manafort before and after the US presidential elections of 2016. In addition, informed by Paul Manafort announced that worked in Ukraine and met with a Russian lawyer. The meeting was attended by the President’s son Donald trump Jr.
After the US elections, he was forced to resign amid allegations about his business dealings with former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort denies that he received $ 12.7 million from the “black accounting” of the party of Viktor Yanukovych.