Oleg Deripaska

Here's what we know about the Russian billionaire at the center of a U.S. political scandal

Here's what we know about the Russian billionaire at the center of a U.S. political scandal

He is an aluminum tycoon, one of Russia’s wealthiest businessmen, and is tight with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska finds himself at the center of a heated American political scandal.

Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, had “secretly worked” for Deripaska a decade ago to advance Putin’s interests.

Manafort has denied that any business he did with Deripaska was related to helping the Russian government. And a representative...

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