Giuliani associate Lev Parnas pleads not guilty in fraud case

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Prosecutors alleged Parnas and his partner David Correia scammed investors.
Giuliani was paid $500,000 by Fraud Guarantee for consulting work before teaming with Parnas in what would prove an unsuccessful quest to dredge up information in Ukraine that would damage Joe Biden ahead of the election. The former New York mayor, who as Trump's personal lawyer is leading the president's long-shot bid to overturn the election's outcome, has maintained there was nothing improper about his consulting work or his efforts to undermine Biden's candidacy — though Giuliani's activities abroad have drawn the scrutiny of federal prosecutors.

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On Monday, U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken said the March 1 trial date that had been scheduled for Parnas and his co-defendants was no longer realistic because of rising coronavirus numbers in New York. Courts here have essentially halted such proceedings as a result, and Oetken said that other cases will probably take priority when trials resume because they involve defendants who…
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