October 10, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In a bizarre development, four foreign nationals, Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin were arrested on 4 charges involving illicit campaign contributions.
Two of the defendants, Parnas and Fruman allegedly aided Rudy Giuliani with the investigation into Joe Biden, his son Hunter and their relationship to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
According to the charging documents:
“the defendants concealed the scheme from candidates for federal and state office so that the defendants could buy influence with candidates, campaigns and the candidate’ governments.”
The defendants entered into:
“secret agreements, laundered foreign money through bank accounts in the name of limited liability corporations, and through the use of straw donors [also known as “conduits” or “straw contributors” who purported to make legal campaign contributions in their own names, rather than in the name of the true source of the funds.”
The Feds allege that the straw contributor was listed as General Energy Partners.
Of major interest, the defendants are alleged to be working for a mysterious Ukraine official.
Those charged also were hoping to gain licenses to engage in recreational marijuana business, apparently in the state of Nevada.
Developing story, it just keeps getting weirder.
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