Republicans Scramble to Dispose of Campaign Cash from Giuliani Associates
“Even though each participating candidate might only receive $2700 … a single donor’s ability to write that five- or six-figure check makes it much easier for them to buy access with powerful political figures,” said Brendan Fischer, a federal reform director at the Campaign Legal Center. The group’s 2018 complaint to the Federal Election Commission about contributions from a corporation Fruman and Parnas created led to the charges. FEC records show that 22 other Republicans who were lawmakers at the time received contributions from Fruman, who misspelled his last name as “Furman” in filings in “a further effort to conceal the source of the funds and to evade federal reporting requirements,” according to the indictment.
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