Manafort’s Son-In-Law Just Threw Him Under The Bus: ‘He Lied To The Court’
In an extraordinary —but not surprising— turn of event, Paul Manafort’s son-in-law Jeffrey Yohal revealed that the former campaign chairman to President Donald Trump conspired along with his business partners to mislead a bankruptcy court with regards to four California real estate deals worth millions of dollars, USA Today reported Wednesday.
According to Yohal, Manafort and other parties involved in the case “have all conspired to mislead this court…as to their true intentions and motivations.”
Yohal is a real estate developer who has worked in New York and California and the bankruptcy case centers around high-end properties in Los Angeles that Yohal purchased with the intention of “marketing and reselling the properties to luxury buyers,” the USA Today reports.
Yohal reportedly received a loan of $4.2 million from his wife and her mother Kathleen Manafort.
Manafort’s daughter Jessica filed for divorce from Yohal in March, in the midst of a family business deal gone sour, according to the report.
Four of the properties are currently in bankruptcy proceedings which are scheduled to convene on Wednesday before Judge Catherine Bauer in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for California’s central district.
Paul Manafort is the subject of intense scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In July, the FBI raided the home of the former campaign chairman and collected evidence as part of the probe.
In recent weeks, emails between Manafort and Kremlin-associated operative Konstantin Kilimnik in Russia have revealed that Manafort — who worked for Russia-aligned Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych — was deeply in debt to Russian oligarch Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska and hoped to leverage his position in the Trump campaign to offset his obligations.