82 Facts About Paul Manafort


Paul Manafort was next prosecuted on ten other charges, but this effort ended in a mistrial with Paul Manafort later admitting his guilt.


On November 26,2018, Mueller reported that Paul Manafort violated his plea deal by repeatedly lying to investigators.


On May 13,2020, Paul Manafort was released to home confinement due to the threat of COVID-19.


Paul Manafort's grandfather immigrated to the United States from Italy in the early 20th century, settling in Connecticut.


Paul Manafort's father served in the US Army combat engineers during World War II and was mayor of New Britain from 1965 to 1971.


Paul Manafort's father was indicted in a corruption scandal in 1981 but not convicted.


In 1967, Paul Manafort graduated from St Thomas Aquinas High School, a private Roman Catholic secondary school, in New Britain.


Between 1977 and 1980, Paul Manafort practiced law with the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Washington, DC.


In 1976, Manafort was the delegate-hunt coordinator for eight states for the President Ford Committee; the overall Ford delegate operation was run by James A Baker III.


Between 1978 and 1980, Paul Manafort was the southern coordinator for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign, and the deputy political director at the Republican National Committee.


In February 2016, Manafort approached Trump through a mutual friend, Thomas J Barrack Jr.


Paul Manafort pointed out his experience advising presidential campaigns in the United States and around the world, described himself as an outsider not connected to the Washington establishment, and offered to work without salary.


Paul Manafort gained control of the daily operations of the campaign as well as an expanded $20 million budget, hiring decisions, advertising, and media strategy.


Paul Manafort stated in an internal staff memorandum that he would "remain the campaign chairman and chief strategist, providing the big-picture, long-range campaign vision".


In January 2019, Paul Manafort's lawyers submitted a filing to the court in response to the allegation that Paul Manafort had lied to investigators.


The filing says Paul Manafort gave him polling data related to the 2016 campaign and discussed a Ukrainian peace plan with him.


Paul Manafort asked Kilimnik to pass the data to Ukrainians Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov.


Allegedly, Paul Manafort's continuing lobbying efforts helped preserve the flow of money to Savimbi several years after the Soviet Union ceased its involvement in the Angolan conflict, forestalling peace talks.


Between June 1984 and June 1986, Paul Manafort was a FARA-registered lobbyist for Saudi Arabia.


Paul Manafort was involved in lobbying for Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, securing a US$1 million annual contract in 1989, and attempted to recruit Siad Barre of Somalia as a client.


Paul Manafort's firm lobbied on behalf of the governments of the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, and Nigeria.


The New York Times reported that Paul Manafort accepted payment from the Kurdistan Region to facilitate Western recognition of the 2017 Kurdistan Region independence referendum.


Paul Manafort wrote the campaign strategy for Edouard Balladur in the 1995 French elections, and was paid indirectly.


Paul Manafort received $700,000 from the Kashmiri American Council between 1990 and 1994, supposedly to promote the plight of the Kashmiri people.


Paul Manafort's firm received a $326,000 fee for its work in getting HUD approval of the grant, largely through personal influence with Deborah Gore Dean, an executive assistant to former HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce.


Akhmetov introduced Paul Manafort to Yanukovych, to whose political party, the Party of Regions, Akhmetov was a contributor.


Paul Manafort worked as an adviser on the Ukrainian presidential campaign of Yanukovych from December 2004 until the February 2010 Ukrainian presidential election, even as the US government opposed Yanukovych because of his ties to Russia's leader Vladimir Putin.


Paul Manafort was hired to advise Yanukovych months after massive street demonstrations known as the Orange Revolution overturned Yanukovych's victory in the 2004 presidential race.


Borys Kolesnikov, Yanukovych's campaign manager, said the party hired Paul Manafort after identifying organizational and other problems in the 2004 elections, in which it was advised by Russian strategists.


Paul Manafort negotiated a $10 million annual contract with Deripaska to promote Russian interests in politics, business, and media coverage in Europe and the United States, starting in 2005.


Paul Manafort then returned to Ukraine in September 2014 to become an adviser to Yanukovych's former head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Serhiy Lyovochkin.


Paul Manafort was instrumental in creating a new political party called Opposition Bloc.


However, according to Ukrainian border control entry data, Paul Manafort traveled to Ukraine several times after that election, all the way through late 2015.


Manafort's lawyer, Richard A Hibey, said Manafort didn't receive "any such cash payments" as described by the anti-corruption officials.


The Associated Press reported on August 17,2016, that Paul Manafort secretly routed at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012 on Party of Regions' behalf, and did so in a way that effectively obscured the foreign political party's efforts to influence US policy.


Paul Manafort has rejected questions about whether Kilimnik, with whom he consulted regularly, might be in league with Russian intelligence.


Paul Manafort did not do so at the time of his lobbying.


Early in 2017, Paul Manafort supported Chinese efforts at providing development and investment worldwide and in Puerto Rico and Ecuador.


Paul Manafort acted as the go between for the China Development Bank's investment fund to support bailout bonds for Puerto Rico's sovereign debt financing and other infrastructure items.


In mid-2017, Paul Manafort left the United States in order to help organize the 2017 Kurdistan Region independence referendum that was to be held on September 25,2017, something that surprised both investigators and the media.


Paul Manafort was hired by the President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani's son Masrour Barzani who heads the Kurdistan Region Security Council.


In 2006, Paul Manafort purchased an apartment on the 43rd floor of Trump Tower for a reported $3.6 million.


Since 2012, Paul Manafort has taken out seven home equity loans worth approximately $19.2 million on three separate New York-area properties he owns through holding companies registered to him and his then son-in-law Jeffrey Yohai, a real estate investor.


In 2016, Yohai declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy for LLCs tied to four residential properties held with the actor Jake Hoffman; Paul Manafort holds a $2.7 million claim on one of the properties.


The Mueller investigation is reviewing a number of loans that Paul Manafort has received since leaving the Trump campaign in August 2016, specifically $7 million from Oguster Management Limited, a British Virgin Islands-registered company connected to Deripaska, to another Paul Manafort-linked company, Cyprus-registered LOAV Advisers Ltd.


On January 19,2017, the eve of Trump's presidential inauguration, it was reported that Paul Manafort was under active investigation by multiple federal agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Director of National Intelligence, and the financial crimes unit of the Treasury Department.


On July 26,2017, the day after Paul Manafort's United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing and the morning of his planned hearing before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, FBI agents at Mueller's direction conducted a raid on Paul Manafort's Alexandria, Virginia home, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, in regard to the Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence concluded in its August 2020 final report that as Trump campaign manager "Paul Manafort worked with Kilimnik starting in 2016 on narratives that sought to undermine evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 US election" and to direct such suspicions toward Ukraine.


On numerous occasions over the course of his time of the Trump Campaign, Paul Manafort sought to secretly share internal campaign information with Kilimnik.


Paul Manafort briefed Kilimnik on sensitive campaign polling data and the campaign's strategy for beating Hillary Clinton.


Paul Manafort is a major figure mentioned in the Steele dossier, where allegations are made about Paul Manafort's relationships and actions toward the Trump campaign, Russia, Ukraine, and Viktor Yanukovych.


On October 30,2017, Paul Manafort was arrested by the FBI after being indicted by a federal grand jury as part of Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign.


Prosecutors claimed Paul Manafort laundered more than $18 million, money he had received as compensation for lobbying and consulting services for Yanukovych.


On November 30,2017, Paul Manafort's attorneys said that Paul Manafort had reached a bail agreement with prosecutors that would free him from the house arrest he had been under since his indictment.


Paul Manafort offered bail in the form of $11.65 million worth of real estate.


On January 3,2018, Paul Manafort filed a lawsuit challenging Mueller's broad authority and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller.


On February 2,2018, the Department of Justice filed a motion seeking to dismiss the civil suit Paul Manafort brought against Mueller.


Paul Manafort did not make any judgment as to the merits of the arguments presented.


Paul Manafort allegedly used funds in these offshore accounts to purchase real estate in the United States, in addition to personal goods and services.


On February 28,2018, Paul Manafort entered a not guilty plea in the District Court for the District of Columbia.


On March 8,2018, Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to bank fraud and tax charges in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.


Friends of Paul Manafort announced the establishment of a legal defense fund on May 30,2018, to help pay his legal bills.


The charges involved allegations that Paul Manafort had attempted to convince others to lie about an undisclosed lobbying effort on behalf of Ukraine's former pro-Russian government.


Paul Manafort was booked into the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia, at 8:22 PM on June 15,2018, where he was housed in the VIP section and kept in solitary confinement for his own safety.


Ellis ordered Paul Manafort to be transferred back to the Alexandria Detention Center, an order Paul Manafort opposed.


In February 2023, Paul Manafort agreed to pay $3.15 million to settle a civil suit brought by the Justice Department in 2022 regarding undisclosed foreign bank accounts.


On March 13,2019, the same day on which he was sentenced in the Washington case, Paul Manafort was indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney on 16 charges related to mortgage fraud.


The numerous indictments against Paul Manafort were divided into two trials.


Paul Manafort was tried in the Eastern District of Virginia on eighteen charges including tax evasion, bank fraud, and hiding foreign bank accounts - financial crimes uncovered during the special counsel's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election.


Paul Manafort was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, one of the four counts of failing to disclose his foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud.


Paul Manafort was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, money laundering, failing to register as a foreign lobbyist, making false statements to investigators, and witness tampering.


On September 14,2018, Paul Manafort entered into a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to two charges: conspiracy to defraud the United States and witness tampering.


Paul Manafort agreed to forfeit to the government cash and property worth an estimated $11-$26 million, and to co-operate fully with the Special Counsel.


Mueller's office stated in a November 26,2018, court filing that Paul Manafort had repeatedly lied to prosecutors about a variety of matters, breaching the terms of his plea agreement.


On December 7,2018, the special counsel's office filed a document with the court listing five areas in which they say Paul Manafort lied to them, which they said negated the plea agreement.


DC District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled on February 13,2019, that Paul Manafort had violated his plea deal by repeatedly lying to prosecutors.


Paul Manafort was held at Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto in Loretto, Pennsylvania.


On May 13,2020, Paul Manafort was released to home confinement over COVID-19 concerns.


Paul Manafort was able to retain his large house in Water Mill, New York, his brownstone in Brooklyn, his apartment on the edge of Manhattan's Chinatown, and assets seized in an account at Federal Savings Bank.


Paul Manafort did not retain assets that were already forfeited and sold, such as an apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan, a bank account and a life insurance policy.


In January 2019, ahead of a disbarment hearing, Paul Manafort resigned from the Connecticut bar and waived his right to ever seek readmission.


Paul Manafort was disbarred from the DC Bar on May 9,2019.