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Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

Oct. 22, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine was convicted Friday of campaign finance crimes, including funneling a Russian entrepreneur's money to U.S. politicians. Lev Parnas was on trial for more...

Lev Parnas, former associate of Rudy Giuliani, convicted of campaign finance crimes

Oct. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas, former associate of Rudy Giuliani, convicted of campaign finance crimes.

NYC jury hears closings at Giuliani associate's fraud trial

Oct. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani hatched a scheme to funnel $1 million in funds from a wealthy Russian financier into U.S. elections knowing full well he was breaking campaign finance laws, a prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments at a federal trial. ...

Giuliani associate decides not to testify at criminal trial

Oct. 20, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a federal judge Wednesday that he will not testify at his own trial on charges alleging he used a Russian financier’s money to make donations to U.S. political candidates. Lev Parnas made the announcement in Manhattan...

Prosecutors rest; Giuliani associate considers testifying

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani must decide by Wednesday morning whether to testify at his trial on charges that he illegally enabled a Russian financier to contribute to U.S. politicians. Attorney Joseph Bondy said after prosecutors finished presenting...

Witness: Giuliani associate never delivered campaign funds

Oct. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testified at a trial Friday, describing how his enthusiastic pursuit of big contributions from a Rudy Giuliani associate he met at a Trump hotel during his 2018 run for governor ended with a $10,000 check he had to reject. ...

Prosecutor: Foreigner fueled Giuliani associate's donations

Oct. 13, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers opened the trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday with plenty of talk about $1 million from a Russian financier that prosecutors contend was aimed at illegally influencing U.S. politicians, but there was little mention of Giuliani and other prominent...

Openings set for Wednesday in trial of Giuliani associate

Oct. 12, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A smiling Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of Rudy Giuliani who is accused along with a co-defendant of making illegal campaign contributions, left a Manhattan courthouse after a newly sworn-in jury was told to return Wednesday morning for opening statements. ...

Giuliani associates face trial in campaign finance scheme

Oct. 11, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas once pitched himself in TV interviews and through an unorthodox publicity campaign by his lawyer as someone who could expose corruption in the Trump Administration over its dealings in Ukraine. Less than two years later and with less fanfare,...

Lawyers: Plea deal talks collapsed for Giuliani associate

Oct. 05, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A potential plea deal that would have averted a criminal trial for an associate of Rudy Giuliani never materialized despite talks, lawyers said Tuesday. A prosecutor told U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken at a final pretrial hearing to discuss trial...