Igor Froman, Rudy Giuliani’s former assistant, pleads guilty


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Igor Froman and another Soviet-born colleague, Lev Parnas, were former aides to Rudy Giuliani, and helped Farman and Parnas Giuliani meet with Ukraine’s attorney general as part of a campaign to investigate President Joe Biden, Trump’s political rival at the time. One of Rudy Giuliani’s Soviet-born colleagues pleaded guilty Wednesday to a campaign financing scheme to buy influence with American politicians and campaigns. Manhattan. He and Lev Parnas, of Ukraine — both of whom dined with former President Donald Trump at the White House and showered Republican campaign committees with $500,000 — have been accused of funneling foreign money to US campaigns, in violation of federal campaign finance laws, for trying to do so. Buy influence with politicians. Froman and Parnas also helped Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, meet with Ukraine’s attorney general to press for an investigation of President Joe Biden, Trump’s political rival at the time. The case was at the center of an impeachment inquiry for the former president that began in the fall of 2019. He and other partners saw an opportunity for the marijuana business in the United States. Froman admitted that he solicited campaign contributions of more than $25,000 from a potential foreign-citizen investor, giving that person a list of Democratic and Republican politicians in states that had legalized cannabis. “I deeply regret my actions and apologize to the court,” Froman said, reading from a stomach statement. The plea agreement with Froman does not include testimony against the other defendants. Jan. 21 – The Broker: How Lev Parnas joined Trump’s team and became Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine aide Parnas and another business partner, David Correa, were facing additional charges for allegedly defrauding potential investors to raise money for Parnas Fraud Assurance. Correa pleaded guilty to the fraud case in October 2020, and the fourth defendant, Andrei Kokoshkin, was also charged with campaign finance violations.


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