Dirty Money In Service Of A Dictator
Rick Gates, the former employee of poltical consultant Paul Manafort (C) testified in U.S. Federal Court in Alexandria, Virginia, that their services for ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (top right) were paid for by seven prominent Ukrainians and one Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska. Manafort is on trial, charged with bank fraud and tax evasion involving $66 million that he received while Yanukovych was president from 2010 until abdicating from power and fleeing to Russia
on Feb. 22, 2014, at the height of the Euro Maidan Revolution. Left row, top to bottom: tycoon Sergey Tigipko, billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Deripaska, Yanukovych confidant Andriy Klyuyev. Right row, top to bottom: Yanukovych, ex-Yanukovych chief of staff Serhiy Lovochkin; Opposition Bloc leader Borys Kolesnikov; and billionaire oligarch Victor Pinchuk. The story about testimony in the Manafort trial starts on page 5.
Rinat Akhmetov Oleg Deripaska