Ex-Giuliani Associate Is Sentenced to Prison in Campaign Finance Scheme

Posted on AllSides June 29th, 2022
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When Lev Parnas was arrested in 2019, he was known mainly as a minor presence in Republican political circles: someone who traded on connections with allies of Donald J. Trump, including the president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, to gain access to other Republican candidates.

But prosecutors say Mr. Parnas had broader — and illegal — aims: He conspired to funnel money from a Russian oligarch to candidates as part of an influence-buying scheme to benefit a cannabis business, according to charges that led to his conviction last year on campaign finance...

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