WSJ: Ukraine’s Indicted Tax Chief Was At Trump’s Inauguration With Lev Parnas
As Lev Parnas searched for investors for a real-estate project, he came into contact with Roman Nasirov, Ukraine’s “notoriously corrupt” tax chief, who Parnas took to Donald Trump’s Florida Mar-a-Lago resort, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Nasirov later helped fund a $10 million loan Parnas arranged for a project.
The project that he invested in ended in a lawsuit, in which Parnas alleged the developer cut him out of a subsequent deal and that he was owed $250,000 for expenses in January 2017 alone.
Joseph A. Bondy on Twitter
“Here’s the “I don’t know him at all, don’t know what he’s about, don’t know where he comes from, know nothing about him” guy, w Lev Parnas & Roman Nasirov, former head of Ukrainian Fiscal Service, at Mar-a-Lago 12/16. @POTUS .@realDonaldTrump @Acosta #LevRemembers #LetLevSpeak https://t.co/5B5QY2DJEg”
Josh Kovensky on Twitter
“Here's Nasirov pictured at Trump's inauguration. Whether he used state funds to travel there briefly set off a minor scandal in Ukraine https://t.co/1tleBagnJo”
Christopher Miller on Twitter
“Roman Nasirov is the disgraced Ukrainian tax official who feigned a heart attack as authorities closed in and arrested him for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars. He put on quite a show, appearing in court on a stretcher. After being reinstated, he miraculously walked away. https://t.co/bmU7VUBqhI”
Nasirov was pictured at Trump’s inauguration and whether he used state funds to travel there briefly set off a minor scandal in Ukraine.
While President Donald Trump has fiercely defended his claim that he did not know Lev Parnas, the House Intelligence Committee made a swath of documents public, including selfies and videos of the two together.