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Two Giuliani associates linked to Ukraine investigations indicted on campaign finance charges
By Ronn Blitzer | Fox News
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Two associates of Rudy Giuliani who have been linked to his investigations in Ukraine have been indicted for campaign finance violations, according to court documents released Thursday.
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are accused of using a limited liability company to make political contributions related to American elections, in violation of FEC prohibitions against contributions from foreign nationals. Both men have been linked to Giuliani’s efforts to conduct investigations in Ukraine.
“Parnas and Fruman, who had no significant prior history of political donations, sought to advance their personal financial interests and the political interests of at least one Ukrainian government official with whom they were working,” the indictment says.
This Facebook screen shot provided by The Campaign Legal Center, shows from left, Donald Trump, Jr., Tommy Hicks, Jr., Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, posted on May 21, 2018. (The Campaign Legal Center via AP))
Parnas and Fruman created Global Energy Producers (GEP), and allegedly funneled money through the company. This included contributions of $325,000 and $15,000 to committees in May 2018, “to obtain access to exclusive policital events and gain influence with politicians,” the indictment says. They allegedly incorporated GEP around the time the contributions were made.
According to FEC records, GEP contributed $325,000 in May 2018 to pro-Trump super PAC American First Action.
Additionally, contributions from Fruman were allegedly made in Parnas’ name to get around federal contribution limits.
A federal law enforcement source told Fox News that Parnas and Fruman were arrested Wednesday at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.
No, give Trump a break (and another term): 8 years of Trump-havoc is the only remedy against another populist bilionnaire becoming president in the next 50-60 years. It is about educating the people.
And from where I am sitting, there are no decent alternatives anyway.
(By 2080, the next generations will have forgotten about Trump, and they will elect their own populist: but that will be their problem).
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