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Despite $1 Million From Oligarch Firtash, Judge Allows Parnas To Stay Free


NEW YORK — A Swiss lawyer for Ukrainian billionaire gas middleman Dmytro Firtash wired $1 million to Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas’s wife in September 2019, prosecutors and an attorney for Parnas said on Tuesday.
The revelation came in a hearing where a Manhattan federal judge denied a request from the government to revoke Parnas’s bail agreement, after prosecutors had accused him of concealing the loan along with other financial information. The denial left Parnas’s previous bail package unchanged.

District Judge Paul Oetken for the Southern District of New York said that he recognized that there was a serious risk of flight …read more

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