Dmytro Firtash

In 2008, Paul Manafort partnered with Ukranian oligarch and Putin ally Dmytro Firtash to buy the Manhattan Drake Hotel. The deal ended up failing. Source

In 2014, Firtash was arrested in Vienna and accused of racketeering, via a titanium mining racket involving Boeing. In seeking Firtash’s extradition to the US, authorities revealed in court that they had wiretapped Firtash’s telephone conversations. Source They later revealed that they possess thousands of intercepted communications. Source


It would be interesting to learn whether Firtash’s intercepted communications included any calls with Manafort.