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Indicted Florida Pair Known for Flashy Style, Claim of Trump Ties

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2019
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In Ukraine, they were known by business associates for touting their connections to the Trump administration. In the U.S., their flashy style and propensity for name-dropping raised eyebrows. Their business deals at times ended in lawsuits.

The Soviet-born Florida businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman—indicted Thursday on campaign finance violation charges that include channeling foreign money into U.S. politics—boasted on social media and to associates about their close ties to American politicians, including President Trump.

Mr. Parnas made his first-ever federal political donation two weeks before the 2016 election, giving...

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