MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:37:43 +0000 Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/4d12ee767d624735a966957bec4cb4c4 A jury has convicted Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, on charges he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U.S. politicians. Prosecutors accused Parnas of posing as a powerful political broker and cozy up to Republican political figures. (Oct. 22) 4d12ee767d624735a966957bec4cb4c4 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:10:03 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York - 22 October 2021++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASHES++1. Lev Parnas and his lawyer Joseph Bondy walking out of court ANNOTATION: Former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was found guilty Friday of illegal campaign contributions made to influence U.S. politicians.2. SOUNDBITE (English) Lev Parnas, Former associate of Rudy Giuliani:REPORTER: "Lev, how do you feel about the verdict?"Parnas: "Honestly, I'm sad, but at this time, I just want to get home to my wife and kids and deal with it."++WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Bondy, Parnas' Attorney:"And, of course, this day was coming for a long, long time. So we've been treated fairly by a lot of people. Treated fairly by the press. The judge."Parnas: "The judge, God bless him. I think the judge is very honest, a very good judge."++WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joseph Bondy, Parnas' Attorney:"It's just the beggining in many ways."REPORTER: "Are you going to file an appeal?"Bondy: "We're going to start by filing post verdict motions. That's our schedule. And the judge had reserved the decision on a motion to dismiss. We will put in the papers in support of that and fleshing it out, and there won't be an appeal, obviously, until there's a sentencing."++WHITE FLASH++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Lev Parnas, Former associate of Rudy Giuliani:"But it's not the end of this story, the story is still yet to come."ANNOTATION:  Parnas and an associate allegedly made illegal donations through a corporate entity to Republican political committees in 2018, including a $325,000 donation to a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump. Parnas, 49, was convicted on all counts.7. Parnas and Bondy walking to carSTORYLINE:A New York jury convicted a former associate of Rudy Giuliani on Friday of charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U.S. politicians and advance his business interests.The verdict was returned in Manhattan federal court, where Lev Parnas was on trial for more than two weeks as prosecutors accused him of using other people's money to pose as a powerful political broker and cozy up to some of the nation's star Republican political figures.One part of the case alleged that Parnas and an associate made illegal donations through a corporate entity to Republican political committees in 2018, including a $325,000 donation to America First Action, a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump.Another part said he used the wealth of a Russian financier, Andrey Muraviev, to make donations to U.S. politicians, ostensibly in support of an effort to launch a legal, recreational marijuana business.Parnas, 49, was convicted on all counts.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A jury has convicted Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, on charges he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U.S. politicians. Prosecutors accused Parnas of posing as a powerful political broker and cozy up to Republican political figures. (Oct. 22) Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes