A billionaire Russian businessman is suing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort Paul John Manafort Judge warns Manafort not to discuss case with media Manafort involved in drafting op-ed defending his Ukrainian work: court papers Trump went off on Manafort for suggesting he should not appear on Sunday shows: report MORE and his partner Richard Gates for fraud, alleging that they misappropriated millions of his funds in the late 2000s.
Deripaska, who filed his lawsuit in the New York state court, is seeking $25 million in “compensatory damages” and “punitive damages” from Manafort and Gates.
Manafort’s spokesman expressed surprise at the lawsuit, stating that they believed the matter had already been settled.
“We are surprised by this filing. This is a commercial matter which we thought had been addressed and resolved years ago. We will respond, if we must do so, in the appropriate manner,” Manafort’s spokesman, Jason Maloni, said in a Thursday statement to The Hill.
A spokesman for Deripaska’s investment group indicated …