Date: 2 months ago   Category: Politics

The consultant Petten who cooperated with Manafort received 3 years conditionally for illegal lobbying of Opposition bloc

The political consultant Sam Petten who was a partner of the former chairman of an election campaign U.S. President Donald Trump Paul Manafort, is condemned for three years of imprisonment conditionally for the fact that he broke the law on registration of foreign agents (FARA) and did not open lobbying of interests of the Ukrainian party "Opposition bloc" within four years. About it the The Hill newspaper wrote on April 12.

the Consultant is also found guilty of illegal attraction of foreign funds for Trump's inauguration, CNN reports. the Judge Amy Berman Jackson pronounced to

a sentence in federal court of the District of Columbia in Washington on April 12, The Hill writes.

Krom of a three-year trial period, the political consultant will pay a penalty of $5 thousand and will execute 500 hours of public works, the judge told.

Petten's Cooperation with Opposition bloc was that he organized meetings of party members with Congressmen and officials of the USA, also the political consultant was responsible for placement of articles in the news agencies of the USA, writes the edition.

Is reported that Petten owned the consulting company together with the native of Ukraine Konstantin Kilimnik who was the business partner of Manafort who appears in investigation of the prosecutor Robert Müller about the Russian intervention in the election of the president of the USA in 2016.

According to materials of legal claims of 2018, thanks to work with Opposition bloc in 2015 - 2017 the political consultant received more than $1 million, the newspaper notes.

In court session he recognized that he used the false buyer for obtaining tickets for an inauguration Trump for the famous Ukrainian businessman whose name is not mentioned in case papers. Journalists of The Hill consider that Sergey Levochkin was this businessman.

of CNN reports that Petten secretly transferred money to inaugural committee through the account in the Cyprian bank, and bought four tickets for the sum of $50 thousand
his lawyer said in court that, according to Petten, purchase of tickets did not represent attempt to affect not elections or policy. the Consultant recognized

also that he gave false testimonies during the investigation of the Russian intervention. On these facts he was not accused, the newspaper writes.

In March, 2018 the Reuters agency noted that Kilimnik can become the key witness in investigation of the special prosecutor Robert Müller.

of RFE/RL reported that the native of Kryvyi Rih Kilimnik has Russian and Ukrainian passports.

of AP, referring to documents of an investigation of case of Manafort, in July wrote that Kilimnik helped to develop strategies for clients in the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Among them, in particular, there were a Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska and other rich Russians closely related to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

Müller brought on June 8 to Kilimnik charges in absentia of preventing to justice.

Petten pled guilty illegal lobbying of Opposition bloc in August, 2018.

of Okruzh



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