Report: Oligarch Tied To Russian Organized Crime Gave Giuliani Henchman $1M
Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, received a $1 million payment from Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, according to Reuters.
Dmytro Firtash was described as an associate of Russian organized crime by U.S. federal prosecutors and acted as a middleman for the Russian natural gas giant Gazprom, funneling campaign contributions to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.
Although Parnas argued that the transfer was the proceeds of a loan meant for his wife, Svetlana, federal prosecutors asked a judge last week to revoke his bail for misrepresenting his financial resources when he was arrested and posing a potential flight risk.
Parnas has denied hiding the payment.