Some of the money was received by home improvement contractors, a hedge fund, even a car dealership, all based in the U.S., the sources continued.

Manafort has become a target of investigations led by special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and Congress, but he and his representatives have vehemently denied any wrongdoing on his behalf.

The first indictments made under Mueller’s Russia probe are expected to be revealed as early as Oct. 30.