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Politics Two Foreign-Born Men Who Helped Giuliani on Ukraine Arrested on Campaign-Finance Charges

17:15  10 october  2019
17:15  10 october  2019 Source:   online.wsj.com

Graham says he'll invite Giuliani to testify about Ukraine

  Graham says he'll invite Giuliani to testify about Ukraine Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Tuesday that he will invite President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Ukraine. "I will offer to Mr. Giuliani the opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to inform the committee of his concerns," Graham said in a string of tweets.

Two foreign - born donors to a pro-Trump fundraising committee who helped Rudy Giuliani ’s efforts to investigate Democrat Joe Biden were arrested late The men ’s nationalities was unclear, though both were believed to have been born in former Soviet republics. Mr. Giuliani , President Trump’s private

BREAKING: Foreign - born businessmen who helped Giuliani in Ukraine arrested on campaign finance charges . (In fact, Biden calling for ousting Ukraine ’s prosecutor was supported by the United States, the Western countries and the International Monetary Fund.)

WASHINGTON — Two foreign-born donors to a pro-Trump fundraising committee who helped Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to investigate Democrat Joe Biden were arrested late Wednesday on criminal charges of violating campaign finance rules and are expected to appear in court on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.

Rudy Giuliani et al. sitting at a table© aram roston/Reuters

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two Florida businessmen, have been under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan, and are expected to appear in federal court in Virginia later on Thursday, the people said. The men’s nationalities was unclear, though both were believed to have been born in former Soviet republics.

Who's who in the Giuliani-linked indictment

  Who's who in the Giuliani-linked indictment Two men tied to Rudy Giuliani's effort to solicit Ukrainian interference in the 2020 election have been arrested and charged with unrelated campaign finance violations. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were already in the spotlight as House Democrats ramp up their inquiries and prepare for articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Now they'll face legal problems of their own.

Two foreign - born associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are in law enforcement custody and have been indicted on federal campaign finance charges . Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who helped Giuliani investigate allegations against Joe Biden and his son Hunter

BREAKING: Foreign - born businessmen who helped Giuliani in Ukraine arrested on campaign finance charges . President Donald Trump defended the pullback of U.S. troops in Syria by saying the Kurds "didn't help us with Normandy."

Mr. Giuliani, President Trump’s private lawyer, identified the two men in May as his clients. Both men have donated to Republican campaigns, including Mr. Trump’s, and in May 2018 gave $325,000 to the primary pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action, through an LLC called Global Energy Producers, according to Federal Election Commission records.

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The exact nature of the charges couldn’t immediately be determined.

John Dowd, a lawyer for the two men, didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Trump distances himself from indicted Giuliani associates

  Trump distances himself from indicted Giuliani associates President Trump says that he doesn't know the two business associates of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who were arrested on campaign finance charges but acknowledged he may have been photographed with them at some point."I don't know those gentleman. Now it's possible I have a picture with them because I have a picture with everybody," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday afternoon."I don't know, maybe they"I don't know those gentleman. Now it's possible I have a picture with them because I have a picture with everybody," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday afternoon.

The two foreign - born men who have been helping Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine have been The Wall Street Journal reports that Florida businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested on late Wednesday night and are expected

She was the campaign ’s deputy finance director and I was the spokesman. Our small paid staff and Fast forward to Rudy’s Ukraine misadventure. This is not Rudy vigorously defending Mr. Trump’s bad behavior. We who admired him for so long expected much more from Rudy Giuliani and his legacy.

The Campaign Legal Center, a transparency advocacy group, filed a complaint with the FEC in July 2018 calling on the commission to investigate whether Messrs. Parnas and Fruman had violated campaign-finance laws by using an LLC to disguise the source of their donations.

Messrs. Parnas and Fruman had a dinner with the president in early May 2018, according to since-deleted Facebook posts captured in a report published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. They also met with the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. later that month at a fundraising breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif., along with Tommy Hicks Jr., a close friend of the younger Mr. Trump who at the time was heading America First Action. Mr. Parnas posted a photo of their breakfast four days after his LLC donated to the super PAC.

Since late 2018, Mr. Fruman and Mr. Parnas have introduced Mr. Giuliani to several current and former senior Ukrainian prosecutors to discuss the Biden case.

Another man is arrested in probe of Giuliani associates .
A Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani is in federal custody. © Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto via Getty Images Two other associates linked to Rudy Giuliani were arrested last week. Federal authorities say they took David Correia into custody Wednesday at Kennedy Airport in New York City.Correia is named in an indictment with two Giuliani associates arrested last week on charges they made illegal contributions to a congressman and a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump.Giuliani is Trump's personal lawyer.

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