Cyprus gave Manafort bank records to Mueller: report

Cyprus gave Manafort bank records to Mueller: report
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Authorities in Cyprus reportedly gave documents about former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortHill-HarrisX poll: 76 percent oppose Trump pardoning former campaign aides New York prosecutors throw out Constitution to charge Manafort Another prosecutor leaves Mueller investigation in latest sign probe may be winding down MORE’s financial activities to special counsel Robert Mueller. 

Citing people familiar with Mueller’s investigation, Bloomberg  reports that Cyprus gave Mueller's team documents relating to Manafort and his associate Richard Gates just dates before they were indicted Monday.

The 12-count indictment, stemming from Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the presidential election, charges Manafort and Gates with money laundering and conspiracy against the United States, among other things. The charges are related to work Manafort and Gates did for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.

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The documents were shared in response to a June request for information about Manafort’s financial activities, according to Bloomberg, but probes into Manafort-linked bank accounts in Cyprus began as early as March.

The indictment against Manafort and Gates alleges that they funneled more than $75 million through foreign bank accounts in Cyprus and other countries. According to a Bloomberg source, the duo had at least 15 accounts with Cypriot banks.

Manafort and Gates pleaded not guilty to the charges.