(Gateway Pundit) – Federal prosecutors arrested two Ukrainian-Americans Wednesday evening at Dulles Airport as they were waiting to board their one-way flights to Vienna, Austria.
The two Ukrainians who were arrested, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, are associates of Giuliani’s and helped him in his efforts to investigate the Biden crime family.
Giuliani had lunch with Fruman and Parnas Wednesday at Trump International Hotel in DC and a few hours later they were arrested and hit with 4 counts, including conspiracy, falsification of records and lying to the Federal Election Commission about their political donations, according to the indictment.
Above: Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman; Image credit: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office
A 21-page indictment was unsealed Thursday and prosecutors alleged the two men were ‘engaged in political activities in the US on behalf of one or more Ukrainian government officials.’
Both Mr. Fruman and Mr. Parnas are US citizens, but were born in former Soviet republics.
So Joe Biden as US Vice President was allowed to be paid nearly $1 million by Burisma Group for lobbying activities and his son Hunter can make millions of dollars off of laundering money through Burisma Group without being indicted — but if you are in Trump’s orbit, you go to jail for ‘campaign finance violations.’
Via The Wall Street Journal:
In a 21-page indictment unsealed Thursday, federal prosecutors in Manhattan alleged Messrs. Parnas and Fruman were engaged in political activities in the U.S. on behalf of one or more Ukrainian government officials—including a lobbying campaign, targeted at a Republican congressman, to remove the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv. President Trump ordered the ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, removed from her post in May, the Journal has reported.
Their political giving—aimed at Republicans—was funded in part by an unnamed Russian donor, the indictment alleges. Federal law bans foreigners from contributing to U.S. elections. A limited liability company created by the men was used to disguise the source of some of the money, the indictment says.
The Deep State-Democrat-media complex is trying to tie the four charges against the Ukrainians to President Donald Trump.
Trump’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow said, “Neither the president nor the campaign nor political-action committees were aware of these transactions.”
Separately, just hours after the two Ukrainian men were indicted, Democrat chairs on three key committees subpoenaed Parnas and Fruman, according to WSJ:
Separately, hours after the indictment was announced, three Democrat-controlled House committees leading the impeachment probe of Mr. Trump issued subpoenas to Messrs. Parnas and . Fruman for documents, including anything related to a meeting with former Rep. Pete Sessions (R., Texas) around May 2018; documents related to Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign manager who has been sentenced to prison on charges related to political consulting work in Ukraine; Hunter Biden; Mr. Trump; and a slew of State Department officials. An attorney for the two men had said in an Oct. 8 letter to the committee that it would take time to gather documents, and that the two men wouldn’t be available for depositions originally scheduled for Oct. 10.
According to 21-page indictment, the two men donated to a primary pro-Trump super PAC (which is another reason why they have a target on their backs) via WSJ:
The charging documents say that in May 2018 the men gave $325,000 to the primary pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action, through the LLC Global Energy Producers, according to FEC records. The way they structured that donation was meant “to evade the reporting requirements” in federal law, prosecutors said.
The indictment also alleges that Mr. Fruman intentionally misspelled his name to further evade FEC scrutiny. Fundraising records show that an “Igor Furman,” whose details otherwise match those of Mr. Fruman, made additional campaign donations totaling almost $400,000 beginning in March 2018. That would bring the pair’s contributions to about $1 million.
US Attorney General Bill Barr back in February was briefed on the Justice Department’s investigation into the two Ukrainian-Americans which began in May of 2018.
According to a Justice Department official, Bill Barr is supportive of the DOJ’s work on the case and he was made aware of the two men being charged and taken into custody Wednesday evening.
Americans are fed up with watching the injustice in this country — anyone and everyone who helps Trump is targeted for ruin.
There is a two-tiered justice system where only Trump supporters go to jail for process crimes while Democrats can commit treason, extort, launder money and make millions of dollars in pay-to-play schemes without fear of reprisal — truly a Banana Republic.