Parnas and Fruman, the defendants, made additional contributions to federal candidates, joint fundraising committees, and independent expenditure committees that either (i) were intentionally funneled through, and made in the name of, a limited liability corporation to hide that Parnas and Fruman were the true source of contributions and skirt the federal reporting requirements; or (ii) were reported in Parnas's name but were funded by Fruman, which allowed Fruman to exceed limits on contributions to candidates or committees to whom he had previously contributed.
Prosecutors from the Southern District of NY also said the investigation into Parnas' activities continued, and that they expected to file a superseding indictment in his case, which now involves three other defendants.
And a superseding indictment - which could add to or modify the existing charges - is likely, prosecutors said on Monday, but also adding that they're continuing to evaluate the case.More news: Afghanistan: Deadly attack on medical aid team in Jalalabad
Zolkind said evidence being turned over to defense attorneys includes thousands of files, much of it phone, bank and internet records.
Lev Parnas arrives to court in New York, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
The U.S is "likely" to bring additional charges in a case against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of Rudy Giuliani who are accused of skirting campaign contribution limits as part of a plot to oust the American ambassador to Ukraine, a prosecutor said. The defendants further concealed this aspect of the conspiracy by, among other things, making and causing others to make false statements to the [Federal Election Commission]. Parnas, Fruman and two others have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to violate federal election law by funneling a foreigner's money to various US political campaigns and committees.More news: A smile from Carmelo Anthony reveals more than happiness, it shows evolution
Giuliani has tried to get Ukrainian officials to investigate the son of Trump's potential Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. Giuliani's actions are being looked at as part of the investigation by Manhattan federal prosecutors. Prosecutors claim he, Igor Fruman, David Correia, and Andrey Kukushkin variously schemed to hide donations to Republican candidates through straw-donors and allegedly funneled money put up by an unnamed Russian national into the United States electoral process. Giuliani has said he knew nothing about illegal campaign donations. But last month, Parnas' new attorney said that he had been prepared to talk with congressional investigators.
Fruman and Parnas allegedly used a shell company to donate $325,000 to a pro-Trump committee.
While the subpoena issued by the House Intelligence Committee has yet to be made public, Bondy said the document seeks "everything" seized by prosecutors.More news: Injured Johnson to miss Hero World Challenge
US Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who is chairman of the committee, has said he was in discussions with lawyers for Parnas about testifying. "They walked away", he said.