A top Tory Treasurer who was hired by Rishi Sunak and Nadhim Zahawi has been raking in the money from dealings with a firm that is still doing business with the Russian Government.
A news report claimed that the Billionaire Mohamed Mansour who co-own UK-based Unatrac, has been supplying machinery to the Russians to continue their oil operations.
According to the Mirror, Mr Mansour’s firm gave £600,000 to the Conservatives, and he has promised £2 million to the party personally.
PM Rishi Sunak and tax controversy former party chairman Nadhim Zahawi nominated him Senior Treasurer last month.
Unatrac’s subsidiary Mantrac Vostok has gained millions by exporting Caterpillar equipment to Russia, which has been sanctioned since invading Ukraine last year.
When Mr Sunak was Chancellor last March, he said: “I am urging firms to think very carefully about their investments in Russia and how they may aid the Putin regime.”
But despite previous statements from the then Chancellor and now PM, he and former Tory chairman Nadhim Zahawi promoted Mr Mansour, who is allegedly worth £2.3 billion, to the top role with the Tories in December.
The post of Senior Treasurer includes a fundraising effort in advance of the next General Election.
According to The Mirror, the party has declined to react or answer questions about its chief fundraiser’s continued Russian business ties last night.