2 Florida Men Tied to Guiliani Arrested on Campaign Charges

Results From a $325,000 Donation to a Political Action Committee

AP News
October 10, 2019 - 10:30 am

(The Campaign Legal Center via AP)

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By MICHAEL BIESECKER, LARRY NEUMEISTER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump's re-election.

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested on a four count indictment that includes charges of conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission and falsification of records.

Records show they used wire transfers from a corporate entity they controlled to make a $325,000 donation to the America First Action committee in 2018. Records that became public through a lawsuit show that the corporate entity reported as making the transaction was not the true source of the money.

A lawyer for the men, John Dowd, hung up on an Associated Press reporter calling about the case.