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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 11:10 AM

Manafort & Gates were wired more than $30 million for their work in Ukraine

Kypros Chrysostomides is one of Cyprus’s most elite lawyers, a wine connoisseur who boasts he was decorated by the French government and received the “Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix” from Greece, one of that country’s highest honors.

But to disgraced American political operative Paul Manafort, he was known as “Dr. K.,” the fix-it man.

Chrysostomides set up more than a dozen shell companies in Cyprus for Manafort and Manafort’s former associate Rick Gates. Through those companies, the two American lobbyists received payments for political consultancy work in Ukraine and wired more than $30 million, some of which was used to make various purchases in the United States, while avoiding U.S. taxes. Overall, Manafort’s companies shifted more than $75 million through offshore accounts.

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Paul Manafort, then-campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, at the Republican National Convention in 2016.
Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
Bank accounts for the shell companies that Chrysostomides created funneled payments to the United States from offshore businesses of political allies of ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych — whom Manafort and Gates referred to as Big Guy, or BG. The transfer requests were sent directly to Chrysostomides’ law firm in Nicosia, an address that was also the headquarters for all of the shell companies, according to Gates’ testimony at Manafort’s August 2018 trial in U.S. federal court on charges of fraud and financial crimes.


[link:https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/the-curious-case-of-dr-k-and-mr-chrysostomides|

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Reply Manafort & Gates were wired more than $30 million for their work in Ukraine (Original post)
blondebanshee Jun 28 OP
Botany Jun 28 #1
Achilleaze Jun 28 #9
TheBlackAdder Jun 28 #2
Andy823 Jun 28 #4
QED Jun 28 #7
leftieNanner Jun 28 #5
Sneederbunk Jun 28 #3
Hekate Jun 28 #6
Saviolo Jun 28 #8
LiberalLovinLug Jun 28 #10

Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 11:16 AM

1. Always remember that Paul Manafort picked Mike Pence to be V.P..

https://www.newsweek.com/mike-pence-was-handpicked-paul-manafort-696412

MIKE PENCE COULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT AND HE WAS HANDPICKED BY PAUL MANAFORT


So why did Putin want Pence as V.P.?

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 02:16 PM

9. Prince Pence is Motherfort's man.

Mother have Mercy !

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 11:19 AM

2. Russia's Political Motto:

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:51 PM

4. If you look closely at the crowd

behind trump, there are only a few, very few, that are smiling, the rest don't look happy at all.

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 02:04 PM

7. The could be actors

45 has hired actors in the past to sit there, to cheer him.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:39 PM

5. Oh, the double meaning of that sign!

Donnie is bought and paid for.

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 12:42 PM

3. When will Gates be sentenced?

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:43 PM

6. Manafort -- Pence. Why in hell?

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Response to blondebanshee (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 06:12 PM

10. So the $30 million dollar question

Maybe a dumb question but
Is he going to lose that money? Or is it sitting pretty in an offshore account for his family to use, or himself once he gets out?

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