Judge allows indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas to give documents to House Intelligence
When Lev Parnas, a Rudy Giuliani associate facing campaign finance charges, appeared in a federal court in New York City on Friday, U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken granted his request to turn over documents and data to the House Intelligence Committee.
The documents and data, according to the Associated Press (AP), were confiscated in October when Parnas was arrested on federal campaign finance charges along with fellow Giuliani associate Igor Fruman.
Parnas and Fruman, AP reports, “played key roles in efforts by Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.”
In response to a congressional subpoena, Parnas had already given documents to the House Intelligence Committee (which is chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff of California).
In a filing, Parnas’ attorney, Joseph Bondy, wrote, “Review of these materials is essential to the Committee’s ability to corroborate the strength of Mr. Parnas’ potential testimony.”
Prosecutors did not express any objections to Parnas giving the documents to the House Intelligence Committee.