NY attorney general investigating Manafort's real estate deals: report

NY attorney general investigating Manafort's real estate deals: report
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) is investigating the real estate deals of Paul ManafortPaul John Manafort5 revelations from Mueller's indictment of Russians in DNC hack Mueller indicts 12 Russians in 2016 DNC hack The dishonesty of the deep state MORE, who briefly served as President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE’s campaign manager, Bloomberg News reported Sunday.

The investigation is in the early stages, a source told the news outlet. Bloomberg reported that Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, is also beginning an investigation into Manafort’s dealings.

Representatives from the attorney general's and district attorney's offices declined to comment to Bloomberg.

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"If someone’s leaking information about an investigation, that’s a crime," Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, told Bloomberg.

A report on Friday said the Justice Department had requested Manafort’s bank records as it conducts a federal probe into potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and Russia.

Manafort's finances have been under scrutiny in recent months. The Treasury Department in March acquired details of Manafort's overseas financial transactions as part of a federal anti-corruption investigation. 

Manafort stepped down in August as Trump’s campaign manager amid controversy over his work for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.