DOJ Targets Trump And His Allies

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

When will the witch hunt end?

On Thursday (April 28), the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, alleging Manafort failed to “timely report his financial interest in foreign bank accounts.”

The suit, filed in a federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, details how Manafort allegedly failed to report the 20 offshore bank accounts he had between 2006 and 2014.

If Manafort is prosecuted, he could face penalties of nearly $3 million for his failure to disclose interest held in foreign countries.

The suit also alleges that the former Trump campaign chairman didn’t file the necessary reports of his foreign bank and financial accounts in 2013 and 2014.

The DOJ’s suit also reveals that Manafort’s then-firm, DMP International, had income deposited into accounts in Cyprus, the Grenadines, St. Vincent, and the United Kingdom.

In 2018 Manafort was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for tax and bank fraud; however, he was later pardoned in 2020 by former President Donald Trump.