Two South Florida businessmen who peddled supposedly explosive information from Ukraine about corruption involving Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton to Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, were arrested by federal authorities on campaign finance charges Wednesday night.
A spokesperson for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York confirmed that Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are in federal custody. Their arrest was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.The pair — embroiled in House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment investigation of the president — will appear in federal court on Thursday in Virginia.
Their attorney John Dowd did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and a call to Parnas’ cell phone went straight to voice mail. When the Miami Herald called a number associated with Fruman in South Florida, a person who identified themselves as Fruman’s son said “we have no comment” when asked about the arrests.
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