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Giuliani Ally Fruman Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Charge

  • Igor Fruman could face almost four years in prison under deal
  • Two other Guiliani allies scheduled for trial in October
Igor Fruman
Igor Fruman Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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.