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Manafort’s Mystery Lender Battles Mueller to Remain Shrouded

Feb. 26, 2019, 4:41 PM

The company that made a $1 million loan to Paul Manafort’s family is fighting to keep secret who provided the money, despite requests from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

In what has become a curious sideshow to Manafort’s sprawling legal battles, an obscure Nevada lender says it has a right to be paid back without Mueller asking too many questions. The lender offered to identify the money’s source to Mueller if he promised to keep it confidential, according to a court filing Feb. 25. Mueller refused.

The company, Woodlawn LLC, is now moving to collect anyway. The court shouldn’t allow the ...