Facing Scrutiny Of Their Donation To Top Republicans, Giuliani's Associates Turned To A Major Trump Ally For Help

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The Daily Beast published a story in July that questioned the source of the $325,000 contribution to the super PAC. That same day, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with federal elections officials, claiming the money was funneled through a company to conceal the true origin of the funds. Almost immediately, the super PAC's leaders appeared to rally around Parnas and Fruman. Shortly after agreeing, Surabian was told that their company, Global Energy Producers, was not a shell created solely for making political contributions, as alleged in the complaint by the Campaign Legal Center. In fact, the men had modeled the business around Trump’s desire to export more resources, a company executive told Surabian.

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