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    Federal prosecutors file new charges against associate of Trump backer Rudy Giuliani

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors said on Thursday they had filed additional charges against Lev Parnas, a one-time associate of President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who was already facing campaign finance-related charges. Prosecutors said they had charged Parnas and an associate, David Correia, with conspiring to defraud investors in an insurance company they operated. Prosecutors said a superseding indictment also includes fresh campaign finance law violations. Audrey Strauss, acting chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said that Parnas and David Correia, one of three co-defendants charged with Parnas in an indictment the prosecutor’s office issued in 2019, were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to commit wire fraud…

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    Giuliani associate Lev Parnas slapped with additional charges

    The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced new charges on Thursday against Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. Parnas made headlines earlier this year when his attorney released a recording of President Trump telling him he wanted him to “take out” the Ukrainian ambassador.  Parnas, along with David Correia, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection to their business “Fraud Guarantee.” The indictment also includes additional campaign finance charges against the defendants. Parnas, Correia and two other others were charged in November with conspiring to violate the ban on political donations and contributions by foreign nationals. Parnas and another Giuliani associate, Igor…

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    Rudy Giuliani, once ‘America’s mayor,’ now mired in controversy, facing legal scrutiny

    Nearly two decades have passed since Rudy Giuliani emerged following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with widespread national popularity and serious presidential ambitions. But today, “America’s mayor” stands instead at the brink of legal and reputational peril, embroiled in multiple political scandals and caught up in at least one federal criminal investigation. This week, Giuliani offered feeble defenses to why he spent hours with a man now outed by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Russian intelligence agent in Ukraine. And he must now contend with extensive television footage of those meetings, where he pumped the agent, identified as Andrii Derkach, for damaging dirt about the Democratic rival of his…

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