Lev Parnas, former business partner of Rudy Giuliani, was convicted of violating US campaign finance laws.
It’s reports CNN Friday night.
Giuliani was former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney.
The channel wrote that Parnas was convicted on six counts of “influence purchases” in connection with campaign finance.
He and his colleague Igor Froman stayed Arrested at an airport outside Washington in October 2019He was accused, among other things, of violating the law governing campaign finance in the United States.
A jury in a New York federal court found Parnas guilty of using money from a Russian supporter to fund political contributions they hoped to exchange for political goodwill for their joint cannabis venture.
Parnas was also convicted of using money from Fruman – who has previously pleaded guilty – and a fraudulent company to send hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations to the Republican Party and pro-Trump committees, then lying about it to the federal election. Commission (FEC).
In 2018, the Federal Election Commission reported a Parnas-related donation of $325,000, equivalent to approximately NOK 2.7 million, to the Trump-linked America First Action Super PAC.
PAC stands for Political Action Committee, which are organizations that collect, use and donate funds with the aim of influencing elections.
Parnas now faces up to five years in prison for each of the first five counts he was convicted of.20 years. Thus, the total penalty for the points for which he was convicted is up to 45 years in prison.
Parnas himself denied the allegations against him.
– He said outside the courtroom on Friday I never hid from anyone.
His former business partner Giuliani, who was Trump’s personal attorney, has not been charged in the case.
The case against Parnas received much attention in the United States due to his role in Giuliani’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son ahead of the presidential election.
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