Lev Parnas, Ex-Giuliani Associate, Sentenced to 20 Months

Lev Parnas, a Soviet-born businessman, tried to use campaign donations funneled from Russia to advance a cannabis business.

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Igor Fruman, Former Giuliani Associate, Is Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Mr. Fruman was at the center of a campaign to damage then-President Donald J. Trump’s rivals, but was brought down by campaign finance charges.

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Lev Parnas, Ex-Giuliani Ally, Is Convicted of Campaign Finance Charges

A federal jury found that Mr. Parnas and a second man funneled a Russian tycoon’s money to U.S. candidates to win favorable treatment for a marijuana business.

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Ex-Giuliani Ally Gained Easy Access to Trump’s Orbit, Texts Show

Lev Parnas appeared to parlay donations to Republican candidates into influence and access — and money from a Russian tycoon.

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Lev Parnas: Altruist or Schemer? 2 Views as Trial Begins

Was Lev Parnas a businessman who cared about energy independence and marijuana legalization? Or a conniver who flouted campaign finance laws?

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As Lev Parnas’ Trial Begins, Trump’s Shadow Looms

Though Mr. Parnas played a key role in the events that led to the former president’s impeachment, the charges he faces involve accusations of campaign finance violations.

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Igor Fruman Expected to Plead Guilty in Campaign Finance Case

Igor Fruman had aided Rudolph Giuliani in his effort to dig up dirt on Donald J. Trump’s political rivals.

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Firing of U.S. Ambassador Is at Center of Giuliani Investigation

Prosecutors want to scrutinize Rudolph W. Giuliani’s communications with Ukrainian officials about the ouster of the ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch.

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Business Partner of Giuliani Associate Is Expected to Plead Guilty

David Correia was charged with duping investors in a start-up he founded with Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani.

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Lev Parnas, Giuliani Associate, Faces New Fraud Charges

Mr. Parnas, who participated in a campaign to dig up dirt on the president’s political rivals, is accused of swindling investors.

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Inside Barr’s Effort to Undermine Prosecutors in N.Y.

The firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan was foreshadowed by a disagreement over a case linked to President Trump.

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