May 16, 2017 - World

Paul Manafort has a mystery multimillion mortgage

Matt Rourke / AP

President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort mortgaged his Hamptons home for $3.5 million via a shell company just after departing the campaign in August, but the requisite government documents weren't filed and there is no indication that the $36,750 in taxes owed on the mortgage was ever paid, per NBC News.

The intrigue: The mortgage loan was made by a capital group that's partially funded by Alexander Rovt, a Ukranian-American real-estate billionaire and Trump donor.

Why it matters: As Russia continues to dominate the news cycle, it's another bad look for Manafort, who can't seem to shake his connections to Russia and Ukraine.

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