4 of Paul Manafort's Most Controversial Clients

While Manafort gained national recognition for his role in President Trump's 2016 campaign, it's far from the first time the lobbyist has been cut up in controversy.
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The former manager of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Paul Manafort, and his business partner Rick Gates have been ordered to surrender to federal authorities. Manafort has been connected to Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election

 While Manafort gained national recognition for his role in President Trump's 2016 campaign, it's far from the first time the lobbyist has been caught up in controversy. Check out some of his most controversial clients: 

Ferdinand Marcos

A front group for Filipino kleptocrat reportedly agreed to pay Manafort's firm $950,000 a year to maintain Marcos' power, according to Politico. 

Jonas Savimbi

Manafort's firm was paid $600,000 to improved the image of the leader of the Angolan rebel group who humans rights groups have accused of using torture, according to Slate. 

Mobutu Sese Seko

Manafort's firm signed a $1 million per year contract to improve public relations for the military dictator of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to The Washington Post. 

Viktor Yanukovych

Manafort worked as an advisor on Yanukovych's Urkrainian presidential campaign. Yanukovych has been closely tied to Vladmir Putin, according to the Washington Post. 

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