A court in the United States sentenced one of the partners of Rudolph Giuliani, a former lawyer for former US President Donald Trump, to imprisonment. According to Reuters, Igor Fruman was sentenced to one year and one month in prison for his role in raising foreign funds to finance US election campaigns. Fruman will also pay a $10,000 fine.
Giuliani's four associates were charged in 2019 by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Lawyers were accused of violating the law, which prohibits the attraction of foreign funds to finance election campaigns in the United States. In September last year, Fruman pleaded guilty.
Rudolph Giuliani himself became one of the defendants in a major scandal in the fall of 2019. Then there was information that Donald Trump put pressure on Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky with a demand to help the American president be re-elected for a second term in 2020. Allegedly, Trump offered Kiev financial and military assistance in exchange for information about the actions of Joe Biden's son. It was Giuliani who mediated the negotiations.