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U.S. Mulls More Charges Against Giuliani Allies; Trial Date Set

  • Prosecutors evaluating evidence against Parnas, Fruman, others
  • Judge sets Oct. 5 trial date, denies request on surveillance
Lev Parnas walks towards the Hart Senate Office building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29, 2020.

Lev Parnas walks towards the Hart Senate Office building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29, 2020.

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The U.S. government may file additional charges against Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and others accused of campaign-finance crimes before the start of their trial Oct. 5, a prosecutor said Monday.

Parnas and co-defendant Igor Fruman worked closely with Giuliani in trying to dig up dirt in Ukraine on Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, and in ousting the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the government alleges. Prosecutors had indicated in December that the case could be expanded based on a review of evidence including bank accounts, email addresses and other materials.