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Politics Rudy Giuliani associates Parnas and Fruman face arraignment in campaign finance conspiracy case

16:15  23 october  2019
16:15  23 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested on charges including conspiracy , making false Rudy Giuliani : Ukraine sources detail attempt to construct case against Biden. The indictment also alleges Parnas and Fruman , with two other named defendants, sought to use foreign money to buy influence

Associates of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges. Giuliani declined to comment. According to the indictment, Parnas and Fruman face two counts of conspiracy and one count each of false statements and falsification of business

a man smiling for the camera: These images provided by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office show booking mugshots of Igor Fruman (left) and Lev Parnas, associates of Rudy Giuliani who were arrested on an indictment that includes charges of violating campaign finance laws. The men had key roles in Giuliani's efforts to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. (Photo: AP) © Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

These images provided by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office show booking mugshots of Igor Fruman (left) and Lev Parnas, associates of Rudy Giuliani who were arrested on an indictment that includes charges of violating campaign finance laws. The men had key roles in Giuliani's efforts to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. (Photo: AP)

NEW YORK —  Two businessmen who posed for photos with President Donald Trump and helped his lawyer Rudy Giuliani seek dirt on a political rival will be arraigned Wednesday on campaign finance charges.

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Two business associates of Rudy Giuliani arrested on campaign - finance charges. In October 2018, Parnas , Fruman and Kukushkin attended a campaign rally for an unidentified political candidate in Nevada, an event also attended by a different Nevada state politician, according to the indictment.

Two associates of Rudy Giuliani are to be arraigned Wednesday on charges they used straw donors to make illegal campaign contributions to politicians and committees to All the defendants are U.S. citizens, but Kukushkin and Parnas were born in Ukraine and Fruman in Belarus. All are free on bail.

Lev Parnas, 46, a U.S. citizen born in Ukraine, and Igor Fruman, 53, a U.S. citizen born in Belarus, are set for arraignment in Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Paul Oetken.

The arraignment follows delays in posting security for their $1 million bonds, which will allow them to remain free while the court case against them continues.

A criminal indictment unsealed on Oct. 10 alleges that Parnas and Fruman schemed to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions from foreign donors to U.S. government officials and political action committees.

The contributions, some disguised through so-called straw donors, were aimed at boosting the campaigns of Trump-supporting candidates and political action committees, advancing the interests of a Ukrainian government official and funding a planned cannabis retail business in the U.S., the indictment alleged.

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The two business associates of Rudy Giuliani are due in a New York City court in their campaign finance case . Parnas and Fruman were to be arraigned Wednesday, Oct. 23, on charges they conspired to make illegal contributions to political committees supporting President Donald Trump and

Mr. Parnas and Mr. Fruman were part of Mr. Giuliani ’s effort to push Ukraine for an inquiry into Even as Mr. Giuliani ran a shadow foreign policy campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate the And while all of this was happening, Mr. Giuliani still served as a lawyer to clients with cases to plead

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USA TODAY reported last week that federal counterintelligence investigators have been looking into Giuliani's business dealings with Parnas and Fruman since at least early 2019. Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor as well as a former New York City mayor, said he was unaware of any investigation.  

The indictment of the two men drew the attention of presidential impeachment inquiries in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, which issued subpoenas to both men hours after their arrests this month.

Their business associates and co-defendants, David Correia, 44, and Andrey Kukushkin, 46, pleaded not guilty last week to charges involving political contributions related to a cannabis business, which never materialized. Correia is free on $250,000 bail. Kukushkin is subject to home detention and 24-hour GPS monitoring after posting security for a $1 million bond.

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  The Latest: 2 plead not guilty in Giuliani-associate probe Two businessmen have pleaded not guilty to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin made a federal court appearance Thursday afternoon in Manhattan. They are among four men charged with using straw donors to make illegal contributions to politicians they thought could help their political and business interests.© Provided by The Associated Press David Correia arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in New York.

Parnas and Fruman reportedly played a role in Giuliani ’s efforts to push Ukraine to investigate The Times pointed out: Even as Mr. Giuliani ran a shadow foreign policy campaign to pressure Ukraine And while all of this was happening, Mr. Giuliani still served as a lawyer to clients with cases to plead

The two business associates of Rudy Giuliani are due in a New York City court in their campaign finance case . Parnas and Fruman were to be arraigned Wednesday, Oct. 23, on charges they conspired to make illegal contributions to political committees supporting President Donald Trump and

A Parnas-Fruman company, Global Energy Producers, was credited with giving $325,000 to a pro-Trump political action committee in May 2018. However, the indictment said financial records showed the money came via a circuitous route through a loan transaction linked to Fruman. The money never passed through a Global Energy Producers account, according to prosecutors.

The month the contribution was made, Parnas posted photos on Facebook of him and Fruman with President Trump in the White House and with Donald Trump Jr. in California.

Stressing that he has taken photos with many people, Trump said he did not know Parnas and Fruman. However, he also suggested that they might have been clients of Giuliani. Giuliani has referred to the men as his clients. However, he is not representing the men in the criminal case.

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Giuliani has acknowledged that Parnas and Fruman helped guide him as he urged Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden's business involvement with Burisma, a major Ukrainian natural gas company.

Giuliani has also acknowledged a similar effort to investigate Trump administration suspicions that Ukraine, not Russia, was involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee's servers during the 2016 presidential election. 

However, Giuliani has insisted that he carried out his efforts with U.S. State Department knowledge and approval.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Rudy Giuliani associates Parnas and Fruman face arraignment in campaign finance conspiracy case

Giuliani Associate Ordered to Testify About Source of Funds .
A judge in Florida ordered an associate of Rudy Giuliani to testify within 30 days about the source of funds that were used to make campaign donations to the America First political action committee and former U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, after a creditor claimed they were misappropriated from a family trust. The Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, was charged in Manhattan with laundering campaign donations and using foreign funds to support U.S. political campaigns. Parnas could be forced to answer questions in Florida about matters that are the subject of the federal prosecution in New York.

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