Lev Parnas, ex-Giuliani associate, convicted of violating campaign finance laws

Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian businessman whose work with Rudy Giuliani made him a character in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, was found guilty of campaign finance crimes on Friday.

The second scheme involved $325,000 in donations in May of 2018 that Parnas and Igor Fruman, an ex-Giuliani associate who pleaded guilty in September, made to the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action through an LLC called Global Energy Producers. Federal investigators said Parnas then falsified federal election reports about that donation.

Lev Parnas, ex-Giuliani associate, convicted of violating campaign finance laws