Latest Campaign finance improprieties News

2 accused in probe of Giuliani associates are due in court

Oct. 17, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen are being arraigned on charges they conspired with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin are expected to make a federal court appearance Thursday afternoon in Manhattan. They are among four men charged with...

Kukushkin charges draw review of California pot licenses

Oct. 17, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The arrest of a Ukrainian-born businessman on charges of conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws has triggered a review of the California cannabis licenses he was granted. Bureau of Cannabis Control Chief Lori Ajax tells the Los Angeles Times the indictment of Andrey...

Man accused in probe of Giuliani associates is freed on bail

Oct. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions made an initial court appearance Wednesday after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in. David Correia, 44, made a brief appearance before a federal judge in...

The Latest: Defendant in Giuliani associates probe gets bail

Oct. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Florida man wanted in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani (all times local): 5:55 p.m. A judge has set bail for a Florida man charged in a campaign finance case involving associates of Rudy Giuliani. David Correia surrendered to...

Ex-Rep. Sessions subpoenaed in Giuliani grand jury probe

Oct. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions for information about his interactions with Rudy Giuliani and several associates who were indicted last week. The former lawmaker from Texas is cooperating with investigators and will turn over documents in the...

The Latest: Pelosi says 'all roads seem to lead to Putin'

Oct. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says "all roads seem to lead to Putin" when it comes to President Donald Trump. The California Democrat told reporters Tuesday that nevertheless, she's not going to...

Photos show Rudy Giuliani's fixers with Florida governor

Oct. 15, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida businessmen who are tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and now face federal criminal charges were photographed with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photographs taken by a photographer on assignment for The Associated Press show Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at DeSantis'...

GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman

Oct. 15, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the...

Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

Oct. 13, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday stood behind personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations. Behind the scenes, however, many...

Former Ukraine envoy testifies Trump pushed to oust her

Oct. 12, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself pressured the State Department to oust her from her post and get her out of the country. Yovanovitch told lawmakers...