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Monday, 02 December 2019 12:41

More Charges ‘Likely’ in Giuliani Henchmen’s Campaign-Finance Case

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Federal prosecutors said Monday that new criminal charges are “likely” in the campaign-finance case involving two associates of Rudy Giuliani who have been accused of funneling money into American elections through straw donors in order to gain influence. 

Asked by a judge if the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan expects to file additional charges, prosecutor Douglas Zolkind said, “We think a superseding indictment is likely,” but noted “no decision has been made.”

During the hearing for Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, along with two other men charged in the four-count indictment, Zolkind told Judge J. Paul Oetken that the investigation remains “ongoing” and that prosecutors are “continuing to evaluate” incoming evidence to determine if there are additional charges that need to be filed. 

Zolkind did not go into details about what additional charges are being investigated or who is being investigated by prosecutors, but told the court that there are outstanding subpoenas related to an open grand-jury investigation.  

Prosecutors are also looking into Giuliani’s business dealings as part of their investigation, sources have told The Daily Beast and other news organizations.

Parnas was the only one of the four men who showed up to the hearing, during which the two sides began discussing a timeline for their trial.

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