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Ex-Giuliani associate sentenced to 20 months for campaign finance violations, fraud

Posted on AllSides June 29th, 2022
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NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, was found guilty on Friday of violating U.S. campaign finance laws during the 2018 elections.

Parnas, a Ukraine-born American businessman, and his former associate Igor Fruman had been accused of soliciting funds from Russian businessman Andrey Muraviev to donate to candidates in states where the group was seeking licenses to operate cannabis businesses in 2018.

Parnas also concealed that he and Fruman, who pleaded guilty in September, were the true source...

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