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Giuliani Ally Fruman Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Charge

Sept. 10, 2021, 4:21 PM

Igor Fruman, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who aided his efforts to dig up political dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine, pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting contributions to U.S. political campaigns from a foreign national.

The charge was unrelated to Fruman’s involvement in Giuliani’s Ukrainian affairs. Rather, it pertained to funding he solicited from a foreign businessman to make donations to U.S. politicians in furtherance of a cannabis business he was trying to establish.

Igor Fruman
Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Fruman, 56, appeared in Manhattan federal court and answered questions from U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in short, clipped responses. He ...