Report: Oligarch Tied To Russian Organized Crime Gave Giuliani Henchman $1M

Darren.Woon

Dmytro Firtash, an associate of Russian organized crime, funneled $1 million to Lev Parnas.

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. 

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