Born In: New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Paul Manafort is an American convicted felon and former lawyer, who is currently serving his sentence. Before being indicted for several serious criminal offenses, he enjoyed a flourishing career as a lawyer, political consultant, and international lobbyist. He established the lobbying firm ‘Black, Manafort & Stone,’ which was later named ‘Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly.’ After moving out of this firm, he founded another lobbying company, ‘Davis, Manafort & Freedman.’ His clients included Jonas Savimbi, a rebel leader from Angola; former dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, and former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. He advised several American presidents, such as Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump.
Also Known As: Paul John Manafort Jr.
Spouse/Ex-: Kathleen Manafort (m. 1978)
father: Paul J. Manafort Sr.
mother: Antoinette Marie Manafort
children: Andrea Manafort, Jess Bond
Born Country: United States
education: Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law Center
Paul Manafort was born Paul John Manafort Jr., on April 1, 1949, in New Britain, Connecticut, U.S.A., to Antoinette Mary Manafort (nee Cifalu) and Paul John Manafort Sr.
Paul Manafort co-founded the lobbying firm ‘Black, Manafort & Stone’ in 1980, with partners Charles R. Black Jr. and Roger J. Stone. The company was one of the first political advisory organizations that worked with Ronald Reagan during his presidential campaign in 1980.
Between 1990 and 1994, Paul Manafort was paid $700,000 by the ‘Kashmiri American Cultural Association,’ which was funded by ‘Inter-Services Intelligence,’ Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency.
In 1996, Paul Manafort resigned from the ‘BMSK’ and partnered with Richard H. Davis and Mathew C. Freedman to establish the lobbying organization ‘Davis, Manafort & Freedman Inc.’
Reportedly, between 2010 and 2014, Paul Manafort had received payments amounting to $60 million from Rinat. According to a reliable news portal, he shut down his office in Ukraine in May 2016.
From 1978 to 1980, Paul Manafort worked with Ronald Reagan’s presidential election campaign team. After Reagan won the elections, Manafort was made the associate director of the ‘White House Presidential Personnel Office.’
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