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Lev Parnas found guilty on campaign finance charges


Updated 1956 GMT (0356 HKT) October 22, 2021

New York (CNN). Rudy Giuliani‘s former associate Lev Parnas was convicted on six counts related to “influence buying” campaign finance schemes.

A jury of eight men and four women found Parnas guilty of scheming with co-conspirators to use a Russian backer’s money to fund political contributions they hoped to trade for political favor for their budding joint cannabis venture.
The Ukrainian businessman was also convicted for using money from Igor Fruman – who previously pleaded guilty — and a fake company to funnel hundreds of thousands in political contributions to GOP and pro-Donald Trump committees and then lying about it to the Federal Election Commission.

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