The name of the person who paid for the report, representing the prosecution in a positive light
The cost of compiling the American lawyers Skadden Arps in 2012, the report tried to present the prosecution of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the Yanukovych regime in a positive light, paid Victor Pinchuk. It is reported by Voice of America, citing The Washington Examiner and Politico.
It is noted that although the customer report by the government of Ukraine, spending more than $4 million allegedly paid by Pinchuk. This information was revealed to Doug Shawn, a political scientist of the US Democratic party, speaking for the circuit court of Washington as a witness in the case of work in Ukraine, former adviser of Barack Obama Gregory Craig.
Craig is accused of providing false information to officials of the US Department of justice in relation to his cooperation with Paul Manafort in favor of the government of Ukraine. The trial began on 15 August.
It is reported that the prosecution assumes that Craig is not registered as a lobbyist in favor of foreign organization, violating the law, precisely in order to hide the role of Pinchuk in the report.
The Prosecutor stated that the payment from the Pinchuk Foundation was held through offshore accounts Manafort in Cyprus.
Sean said that he had received the first payment of $150 000 from the Fund of Pinchuk and handed it to the Skadden lawyers, and then payment was done Manafort.
Sean still confirmed that at the request of Craig in 2012 on whether to expand the role of Pinchuk and Sean in the report, he replied in the negative.
In the resulting investigation, the intervention of Russia to the elections of the United States, conducted by spectaculorum Robert Mueller, the U.S. attorney’s office made a number of accusations of violation of the rules of implementation of lobbying activities.
The Central episode of the case is the promotion of Craig report among influential persons in Washington and, in particular, the transmission of the report to the correspondent of The New York Times David Sanger.
Doug Shawn told the court how the government took Craig to work in favor of the Ukrainian customers. “My client is in Ukraine, Victor Pinchuk, wanted to I looked for a highly qualified lawyer who could be included in the project,” said Sean.
The defense noted that from the testimony of Sean, it follows that Craig did not seek a job at Manafort and at first did not know about his involvement in the project.
The trial, expected to last two weeks. If Craig is found guilty, he could face up to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250 000.
- The lobbyist Yanukovych was indicted in the United States 13.08.2019
- Tymoshenko called SBU “provocateurs on the contents of the Roshen” 22.02.2019
- SBU: One of the deputies directs the establishment of an electoral pyramid 21.02.2019
Firm Skadden has reached a pretrial settlement with the DOJ and paid $4.6 million – the same amount received for preparation of the report from the Ukrainian side.
- Julia Timchenko from 5 August 2011 to 22 February 2014 he was convicted by the regime of Yanukovych. She was charged with abuse of power and official authority when signing gas contracts with Russia on 19 January 2009. Rehabilitated by the Supreme court of Ukraine and the European court of human rights.