Latest Lev Parnas News

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...

Judge: Giuliani pal can't pay travel tab, taxpayers on hook

Oct. 04, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Rudy Giuliani associate facing trial next week in New York City for allegedly making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. politicians is too poor to pay for his own lodging and transportation, a judge ruled Monday. Judge J. Paul Oetken ordered...

Giuliani associate pleads guilty in campaign donation case

Sep. 10, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who gained notoriety for helping Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine pleaded guilty Friday to a charge alleging he facilitated illegal foreign campaign contributions in an effort to build a marijuana business in the U.S. ...

Plea and a trial loom in next month for Giuliani associates

Sep. 06, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The October illegal campaign contribution trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani — and a guilty plea set to occur this week by a second associate — puts a spotlight on Giuliani as a criminal probe of the former mayor and his dealings with Ukraine move closer to a...

Giuliani associate's plea in campaign finance case delayed

Aug. 24, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans for an associate of Rudy Giuliani to plead guilty in an illegal campaign contribution case are being delayed a few weeks, a court filing said Tuesday. Igor Fruman, who assisted Giuliani in seeking damaging information about Joe Biden in Ukraine...

Giuliani associate to change plea in campaign finance case

Aug. 23, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who helped Rudy Giuliani try to unearth damaging information about President Joe Biden in Ukraine is expected to plead guilty in a case alleging illegal campaign contributions to U.S. politicians, according to a court filing. Igor Fruman was...