Manafort’s Daugh­ter & Son-in-Law Owe NY Tax Col­lec­tors $51K

The Jewish Voice - - NEW YORK - By Rebecca Gold

Records show that a New York state tax war­rant of siz­able pro­por­tions is out on the daugh­ter and son-in-law of Paul Manafort, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s for­mer cam­paign man­ager who is caught up in con­tro­ver­sies along with his kin.

Ac­cord­ing to a war­rant filed by the Depart­ment of State ear­lier this year, Jes­sica Manafort and Jef­frey Yo­hai, who are cur­rently in the process of get­ting di­vorced, owe Al­bany $51,403.45. The cou­ple’s as­sets can be seized as well as wages gar­nished, if they fail to re­spond to the war­rant and cre­ate a pay­ment plan with the state.

In June, The New York Times re­ported that the Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tions was in­ter­ested in a se­ries of high priced prop­erty ven­tures in Man­hat­tan and Los An­ge­les that Manafort and real es­tate in­vestor Yo­hai took part in. Cur­rently Yo­hai has been hit with a law­suit in New York for a Ponzi scheme he al­legedly run­ning a Ponzi scheme, and last year in Cal­i­for­nia many of his lim­ited li­a­bil­ity com­pa­nies went into bankruptcy.

Jes­sica Manafort’s claim to fame came when hack­ers re­leased on the in­ter­net text mes­sages taken from her father’s iPhone, in which her name and Yo­hai’s ap­peared.

Ac­cord­ing to a story pub­lished in the NYT last Wed­nes­day, in July the Vir­ginia home of Paul Manafort was raided by fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tors who were hired by spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller.

Crain’s re­ports, “It is un­clear whether any of these ac­tiv­i­ties are linked to Mueller's in­ves­ti­ga­tion of pos­si­ble col­lu­sion be­tween Rus­sian of­fi­cials and the Trump cam­paign. The el­der Manafort spent sev­eral years work­ing for ousted Ukrainian Pres­i­dent Vik­tor Yanukovych, and had to re­sign from Trump's cam­paign last year af­ter ledgers sur­faced show­ing il­le­gal lob­by­ing pay­ments from the de­posed Kiev govern­ment to the vet­eran po­lit­i­cal op­er­a­tive.”

New York State tax col­lec­tors are not only go­ing af­ter Manafort and Yo­hai. Out­stand­ing war­rants rang­ing from a few hun­dred to thou­sands of dol­lars have been is­sued on mul­ti­ple LLC’s that are linked to Pres­i­dent Trump him­self, in­clud­ing TTTT Ven­ture III LLC, Ace En­ter­tain­ment Hold­ings Inc., Trump Mort­gage LLC, and DT Marks Bali Mem­ber Corp. How­ever, many of the war­rants are dated from ear­lier this year, which was af­ter Trump came into of­fice­and re­signed from his com­pa­nies.

Less than two weeks af­ter Trump was in­au­gu­rated, a 2015 New York tax war­rant was set­tled for $1.45 mil­lion by Dae­woo, the South Korean con­glom­er­ate that in 2001 part­nered with the pres­i­dent to build the Trump World Tower.

Paul Manafort served as cam­paign man­ager for the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign of Don­ald Trump in 2016.

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