Paul Manafort

'Swedbank misled American investigators'

Paul Manafort
Reuters

Swedish state broadcaster SVT has discovered that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has ties to Swedbank.

Mr Manafort, who was recently jailed for conspiracy to defraud, bank fraud and bank fraud conspiracy, allegedly received almost $1m in suspicious payments sent via Swedbank.

These allegations follow reports Swedbank was used to handle over $10m in suspicious transactions tied to the Danske Bank money laundering case.

SVT alleges that the money was transferred from a secret company called Vega Holding Limited that was used in a case of suspected bribery linked to the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

The broadcaster says Swedbank deliberately misled the New York State Department of Financial Services in its investigation of bank transactions linked to the Panama Papers scandal.

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Ex-Trump campaign chief sentenced for fraud

Paul Manafort
AFP

US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud.

He was convicted last summer of hiding millions of dollars of income earned by his political consulting in Ukraine.

He is due to be sentenced in another case next week related to his illegal lobbying.

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