Giuliani Associate Taken Into Custody At New York's JFK Airport This Morning
The fourth and final defendant in an alleged scheme involving associates of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani was arrested in New York on Wednesday, according to Talking Points Memo.
David Correia, a business partner of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — the two Giuliani associates arrested last week — was allegedly part of a plot to circumvent campaign finance laws in order to funnel money into Republican congressional campaigns.
The fourth defendant is Andrey Kukushkin. All four were indicted last week “on two counts of conspiracy, false statements to the FEC, and falsifying records,” TPM reported.
Correia is a director at Fraud Guarantee with Parnas, a firm offering anti-fraud insurance to investors and one that paid Giuliani $500,000 in consulting fees in 2018.
The Florida based businessman also attended an event with Fruman, where President Donald Trump was also present, hosted by the pro-Trump Super PAC American First Action.
Correia is linked to the Parnas-owned firm Aaron Investments, which Parnas is accused of using to make a$325,000 contribution to the PAC and subsequently lying about it. TPM said Correia used to be listed as the company’s registered agent.