Federal authorities on Monday indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner, Richard Gates, for hiding millions of dollars they earned through the government of Ukraine and other Ukrainian clients, which noted the "lavish" spending habits that Manafort developed.
The indictment said Manafort laundered more than $18 million through offshore accounts, and used the money to enjoy a "lavish lifestyle" in the United States.
Among other things, Manafort spent:
- $5.43 million on a home improvement company in Hamptons, N.Y.
- $1.31 million "home automation, lighting and home entertainment company" in Florida
- $934,000 at an antique rug store in Alexandria, Va.
- $849,000 at a men’s clothing store in New York
- $655,000 on a landscaper in The Hamptons, another $164,000 with a different landscaper in The Hamptons
- $623,000 on antique dealer in New York
- $520,000 at a clothing store in Beverly Hills
- $163,700 on payments on three Range Rovers
- $112,000 on "audio video and control system home integration"
- $62,000 to buy a Mercedes Benz
- $47,000 to buy a Range Rover
- $31,9000 at a Florida art gallery
- $20,000 on housekeeping in New York
Manafort also allegedly wired money from his offshore accounts to purchase two properties in New York City and a third in Arlington, Va.
He also used one of the properties in New York City, a condominium on Howard Street, as an income-generating rental property from January 2015 to 2016, and rented it out on Airbnb.