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Money-laundering scheme revealed
    2017-November-1  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE indictment unsealed Monday against Paul Manafort describes in detail a complex international scheme by which Manafort and Rick Gates allegedly laundered millions of dollars they earned as lobbyists for the government of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

According to the indictment, from 2006 until 2016 Manafort and Gates operated a “scheme” that involved laundering money from their Ukraine work through “scores of United States and foreign corporations, partnerships, and bank accounts.” The two allegedly didn’t pay taxes on the income in these foreign accounts, though they used it to pay for millions of dollars in personal expenses.

The indictment goes into lascivious detail about Manafort’s “lavish lifestyle,” which allegedly involved spending more than US$18 million on homes, cars, art and antiques — and nearly US$1.4 million on clothing.

“Manafort, without reporting the income to his tax preparer of the United States, spent millions of dollars on luxury goods and services for himself and his extended family through payments wired from offshore nominee accounts to United States vendors. Manafort also used these offshore accounts to purchase multi-million dollar properties in the United States,” the indictment said.

In total, the indictment said, “more than US$75,000,000 flowed through the offshore accounts.” The indictment said Gates “used money from these offshore accounts to pay for his personal expenses, including his mortgage, children’s tuition, and interior decorating of his Virginia residence.” Manafort allegedly “laundered” US$18,544,546 through the accounts. A half-million dollars was allegedly wired to an “investment company,” but the great bulk of it was used to purchase, renovate and decorate multiple properties and on various other luxury goods and automobiles.

Manafort and Gates have worked together for more than a decade. Gates interned at the lobbying firm run by Manafort in the 1980s. He joined another firm headed by Manafort in 2006.  (SD-Agencies)

Manafort’s lavish lifestyle:

US$18 million

spent on homes, cars, art and antiques

US$1.4 million

spent on clothing

 

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