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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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