At the court hearing, Paul Manaforth’s lawyer, Thomas Zenle, said that the American political technologist was receiving unregistered income, as it was a condition of his Ukrainian business partners. This is reported by AP.
“They demanded this to be done precisely in this way,” stressed at the trial of Zenle. According to the investigation, in Ukraine, Manafort co-operated with Viktor Yanukovych, oligarchs Rinat Akhmetov and Sergei Lvochkin, as well as with other people close to the ex-president. Paying for their services in Ukraine was the former leader of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and lobbyist Viktor Yanukovych’s interests in the United States through secret schemes.