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Ukraine releases details of alleged payments to Trump's aide

AP
Published Aug 19, 2016, 2:06 pm IST
Updated Aug 19, 2016, 2:06 pm IST
The released documents show Donald Trump’s campaign aide Paul Manafort’s name listed as a recipient of funds totaling $12.7 million
The documents have been released by Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau. (Photo: AP)
 The documents have been released by Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau. (Photo: AP)

Moscow: Ukraine's anti-corruption body has released entries from once-secret accounting documents that purport to show payments from a pro-Russian political party earmarked for Donald Trump's campaign chairman.

The Associated Press reported earlier this week that Paul Manafort helped Ukraine's Party of Regions secretly route at least $2.2 million to two Washington lobbying firms. Manafort told Yahoo News that AP's account was wrong.

 

The documents now released show Manafort's name listed as a recipient of funds totaling $12.7 million in 22 line-item entries. Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau said, however, that it cannot prove that Manafort actually received the money because other people including a prominent Party of the Regions deputy signed for him in those entries.

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