Thursday, October 24, 2019

Parnas and Fruman plead not guilty, raise executive privilege - Russian Mob

Lev Parnas’ attorney Edward MacMahon told a federal judge that their case may involve executive privilege concerns. Here's how that works ... because Parnas works for Rudy Giuliani, and Giuliani works for President Trump, the case may raise issues. “He did not work for the U.S. government,” MacMahon noted. “He worked for Mr. Giuliani, who worked for the President.”

Parnas says God is on his side.
Parnas was reportedly working for Ukrainian gas oligarch Dmitry Firtash, who is stranded in Vienna as he awaits extradition to face his own federal foreign bribery charges in Chicago.

Prosecutors have described him as an “upper-echelon” associate of Russian organized crime. He acts as a middleman for the Russian natural gas giant Gazprom, and is well known for funneling money to pro-Russia politicians in Ukraine.