伊戈尔·弗鲁曼, 前朱利安尼同事, 在竞选财务案中被判入狱一年

纽约 伊戈尔·弗鲁曼, one of Rudy Giuliani’s former associates, 周五被判处一年零一天监禁,因为他参与了一项将俄罗斯资金注入美国选举的计划.

US District Judge Paul Oetken said it was aserious offenseand punishment was necessary.
Our democracy is fragile and it depends on people believing in it,” Oetken said.
    The sentence was less than what federal prosecutors argued was an appropriate sentence for Fruman’scentral rolein the scheme. Prosecutor Hagan Scotten asked the judge to sentence Fruman within the sentencing guidelines range of 37 至 46 月, 引用 “grave damagehis actions caused to the public’s confidence in a fair electoral system.
      Prosecutors also sought a fine ranging between $ 15,000 和 $ 150,000.
        Fruman and fellow Giuliani associate Lev Parnas 被捕 2019 on multiple campaign finances charges as they were boarding a flight to Europe on a one-way ticket. They were working with Giuliani, then-President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, on his efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine.
        在九月, Fruman 认罪 to one count of soliciting foreign donors into US campaigns. The following month, Parnas was convicted on six counts relating to the foreign donor and a straw donor scheme. He is facing another trial on charges he defrauded investors in a company called Fraud Guarantee. Parnas has pleaded not guilty.
          In statement read in court, Fruman said, “最后 835 days I had a chance to reflect on my actions that have put me before you. It’s a shame that will live with me forever, but I can assure you, 我的家庭, and the government that I will never appear before yourself or another courtroom again.He finished by thanking Oetken, and he was accompanied by his four children and exited the courtroom with his arm around his young daughter.
          Todd Blanche, a lawyer for Fruman, 在一份声明中说,他的客户 “is relieved that he can now put the past few years behind him and get back to working and supporting his family in the country that he loves.
          Before Friday’s sentencing, Fruman’s attorneys had tried to distinguish his case from other efforts to influence election outcomes.
          This is not a case where Mr. Fruman embarked on an effort to influence the outcome of American elections using foreign money,” they wrote in a court filing. “先生. Fruman solicited money from a foreign national to start a venture that included a business strategy of supporting politicians to gain visibility. While this solicitation is something that Mr. Fruman should not have done, it is distinguishable from solicitation cases where the primary goal of the defendant is to influence elections using foreign money.
            In addition to his prison sentence, Fruman was fined $ 10,000 and ordered to surrender to prison by March 14. Fruman asked to serve his time at the Otisville Correctional Facility in upstate New York, where ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen served his time. Judge Oetken said he would recommend it but ultimately the Federal Bureau of Prisons will make the decision.
            This story has been updated with additional information Friday.

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