New charges are likely in case against Rudy Giuliani associates, prosecutors say
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman helped Rudy Giuliani in an effort to get the government of Ukraine to launch investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden."We think a superseding indictment is likely," said a prosecutor during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan for the case of Giuliani associates Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman and two other men, Andrey Kukushkin, and David Correia, who are accused of violating federal campaign finance laws.
Prosecutors from the Southern District of New York held a press conference to announce and explain campaign finance violations against Igor Fruman and Lev
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Federal prosecutors inhave asked a judge to revoke bail for Rudy Giuliani-associate Lev Parnas
"There is no set of conditions that will reasonably ensure his appearance and compliance with the terms of his release," prosecutors said.
Parnas is accused of making false statements to pretrial services regarding his assets and income.
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A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign Parnas and Fruman have a history of business dealings with Giuliani . Prosecutors say the pair The indictment says their work was done at the request of a Ukrainian official, who prosecutors have not
Prosecutors also said he represents an extreme risk of flight, compounded by "continuing and troublesome misrepresentations to pretrial services.
An attorney for Parnas told ABC News he is "reviewing" the filing from the Southern District.
"We will file a written response in the coming days," Parnas' lawyer, Joseph A. Bondy, told ABC News. "We look forward to a hearing next week in court."
Parnas wason Oct. 9, along with associate Igor Fruman, and charged with four counts, including conspiracy to commit campaign finance fraud, false statements to the Federal Election Commission, and falsification of records.
They have pleaded not guilty.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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