From Harper’s Weekly Review:
… [Manafort] laundered at least $18 million of that money through the purchase of Range Rovers, landscaping and housekeeping services, antique rugs, men’s clothing, and several homes, including a condo in Manhattan, which he rented on Airbnb, and a brownstone in Brooklyn, which he purchased for $3 million and then took out a $5 million loan against, telling the bank he would use $1.4 million for home repairs but instead using the money to make a down payment on a home in California.
Better he should have bought a home in a country that doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the U.S.
Like, oh, say, Uzbekistan or Vietnam. Or the Vatican.
UPDATE 11/2/2017. Nope, as far as I know Brooklyn does have an extradition treaty with the U.S. Manafort’s Brooklyn Brownstone Goes From Eyesore to Evidence – The New York Times