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Giuliani Associates Accused of Funneling Money to Pro-Trump Group Plead Not Guilty


Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who helped U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, investigate political rival Joe Biden pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to illegally funneling money to a pro-Trump election committee and other politicians.

Ukraine-born Lev Parnas and Belarus-born Igor Fruman entered their not guilty pleas to federal campaign finance charges before U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in Manhattan.

Federal prosecutors have accused Parnas and Fruman of using a shell company to donate $325,000 to the pro-Trump committee, America First Action, and raising money for former U.S. Representative Pete Sessions of Texas as part of an effort to …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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