Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has coffee with Russian born businessman Parnas at Trump...
Two foreign-born businessmen associated with U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani (L) have been arrested on federal charges that they conspired to funnel foreign money to U.S. political candidates, authorities said on Thursday.
Giuliani has said the businessmen, Lev Parnas (R) and Igor Fruman (not pictured), had been helping him as he sought to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democratic contender in the 2020 presidential election.
John Dowd, a lawyer for Parnas and Fruman declined comment. Giuliani did not respond to requests for comment. Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for the president, said neither the president nor his campaign was aware of the alleged scheme.
The following lays out some of the allegations against Parnas, a Ukrainian-born businessman, and Fruman, a real estate investor originally from Belarus.
(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Noeleen Walder and Frances Kerry)