Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Must Testify About GOP Contributions at Center of Criminal Case

USA Today

"I think the evidence shows that America First Action violated the law,” said Brendan Fischer, the director for federal reform at the Campaign Legal Center, which alerted the FEC to the suspicious transaction during the summer of 2018. Fischer said his group investigated the contribution because it fit the profile of a straw donation, a transaction someone makes on behalf of another. That's illegal. America First Action reported that the money came from a Parnas-Fruman company called Global Energy Producers. That firm was just five weeks old, had conducted no business, and didn't have enough income or investments to make the contribution, according to the Campaign Legal Center.

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