Arrested Rudy Giuliani associated, Lev Parnas is heading back to jail after lying about his income and hiding a $1 million payment from Russia.
U.S. prosecutors asked a judge to return Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani indicted on campaign finance charges, to jail for lying about his income and concealing a $1 million payment he got from Russia in September, a month before he was charged.
“Parnas poses an extreme risk of flight, and that risk of flight is only compounded by his continued and troubling misrepresentations,” prosecutors in Manhattan wrote in a court filing on Wednesday.
Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump were associating with people who have been taking money from Russia, not years ago, but months ago. Rudy Giuliani is already under criminal investigation as his finances and foreign business dealings are being closely scrutinized by prosecutors, as Giuliani has his share of shady deals and may have been acting as an illegal foreign lobbyist.
This was months, not years ago, that Russian money came into Giuliani’s orbit. One gets the sense that the presidency is the only thing that’s keeping both Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani out of prison.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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