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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:22 PM

Here's How Ukraine's Ousted Government Got Away With $40 Billion

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Source: Buzz Feed

US investigators delivered troves of documents about Viktor Yanukovych, Paul Manafort, and “the Family.” Why isn’t Ukraine taking action?

After then President Viktor Yanukovych fled his palace during Ukraine’s bloody 2014 revolution, law enforcement agents across the globe focused on one question: How did the Kremlin-backed politician and his cronies make $40 billion in state assets disappear?

The US, UK, Latvia, and others pitched in to help the new Ukrainian government answer that question, and they traced how Yanukovych and his top lieutenants — including President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort — used shell companies in offshore havens to move $700 million between 2008 and 2014.

The 345-acre presidential palace itself displayed the extent of his regime’s plundering.
But documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show that Ukrainian law enforcement officials rarely followed up on what investigators found and have let Yanukovych’s associates — known as “The Family” — escape prosecution.

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyakozyreva/ukraines-ousted-regime-made-40-billion-disappear-and-no?utm_term=.do5deZMDb#.obkyWex7Y



Manafort sure was a busy guy, I hope that a lot of this kind of shady business deals are exposed in his upcoming trial

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neohippie Jul 2018 OP
sandensea Jul 2018 #1
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #2
sandensea Jul 2018 #4
Mr.Bill Jul 2018 #3
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Response to neohippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:25 PM

1. Why aren't they? Probably because most in the Poroshenko regime were in on it too.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:49 PM

2. Exactly! all the same assholes are still in power

Manafort is the link between them all. If/when he goes down, they'll start worrying a little.
I just wish Manafort would flip and tell everything he knows. Wouldn't that be a great day?



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:55 PM

4. A revolving door kleptocracy - just like the kind the GOPee wants to impose here.

The founding fathers must be rolling in their graves.

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Response to neohippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:53 PM

3. Wait until you see how much vanishes

from the USA by the time the Trump/Manafort/Kushner crew is out of here.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:08 PM

5. Locking...

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