Florida Businessmen with Giuliani, Ukraine Ties Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges

Miami Herald

Two South Florida businessmen embroiled in an impeachment investigation involving efforts by President Donald Trump to pursue dirt in Ukraine on his political opponents were arrested by the FBI on Wednesday night and charged with running a scheme to purchase U.S. political influence with illicit foreign campaign cash. "The violations are pretty clear-cut even based on publicly available records," said Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog group that filed a complaint last year over a $325,000 contribution to a pro-Trump super PAC by a Parnas and Fruman company. "The intersection of the campaign finance violations with the impeachment inquiry and the Ukrainian narrative adds an additional layer of intrigue."

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