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Giuliani Ally Igor Fruman Gets One-Year Sentence in Campaign Case

  • He used foreign cash on state candidates to push pot venture
  • Fruman also linked to bid by Giuliani to dig up dirt on Biden
Igor Fruman

Igor Fruman

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Igor Fruman, a key figure in Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to stir up dirt against Joe Biden before the 2020 presidential election, was sentenced to a year in prison for an unrelated case involving illegal U.S. campaign contributions from a foreign national. 

Fruman, an American citizen who was born in Belarus and had businesses in Ukraine, was sentenced Friday in New York by U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken. Fruman, 55, had pleaded guilty in September to the campaign-solicitation charge, and will serve the sentence after spending more than 27 months under house arrest.