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"The documents in question...show dozens of transfers totaling more than $3 Million into accounts belonging to #Parnas last year as he and his business partner #Fruman jetted into Ukraine and other countries in search of damaging information on Biden."

"The demand for the documents comes after at least one US bank raised concerns about a series of suspicious transactions in Parnas’s accounts, which had hallmark signs of money laundering and fraud, according to two senior law enforcement officers."
"Among the suspicious transactions is one for more than $250,000 — money that arrived, late last year, as the two business partners were setting the groundwork for the plan in Ukraine and launching a marijuana venture, according to court records and the law enforcement officers."
"Ken McCallion, a former NY federal prosecutor who spoke earlier this year with FBI agents working on the case, said investigators are steeped in a financial probe that will require an examination of money wires from multiple banks...."
"...You follow the money to find the people financing the campaign," said McCallion, who once represented the former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a civil lawsuit against Donald Trump’s campaign chair Paul Manafort."
"The subpoena, which was served on a source who requested anonymity, led to the release of information that included records detailing bank statements for several corporations controlled by #Parnas, his wife, and #Fruman, dating back at least three years."
"Hundreds of thousands of dollars were transferred among the partners last year — in some cases back and forth — while some of the funds were sent to family members in patterns not consistent with normal business transactions, the experts said."
"For instance, a company controlled by Parnas and his wife, Svetlana, moved $490,000 into a business owned by Fruman on 5/16/18. The next day, Parnas’s wife moved $12,650 to Fruman’s company."
"The following day, the company controlled by #Parnas and his wife sent $205,000 to another account they control. Minutes later, Svetlana Parnas wired $5,000 to Katie Correia, the wife of David #Correia, a longtime partner of Parnas’s who was also indicted by the grand jury."
"Month after month, the partners’ business accounts took in money — dozens of transfers ranging from a few thousand dollars to $1.26 million — mostly in large, round numbers."
"In the indictment issued two weeks ago, the partners are accused in one transaction of trying to hide the source of a major contribution they made to a pro-Trump super PAC [America First]: $325,000 that came from the refinancing of a condo owned by Fruman in South Florida."
"The bank records obtained by BuzzFeed News show that six months later, Fruman and Parnas continued to move money into three different company accounts — two of which were incorporated in Delaware without any offices, phones, or known business activities."
"In 9/18, Parnas and Fruman jetted to LV for a meeting to discuss the marijuana operation they wanted to open, according to the indictment. There, Parnas charged $2,021 at the luxury Palazzo resort and nearly $500 at a Barneys New York store inside the hotel, records show."
In 10/18 "they returned to Las Vegas to attend a campaign rally for a state candidate, the indictment says, and Parnas charged $6,240 at the Wynn Las Vegas. That same month, Parnas charged nearly $7,200 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC."
"McCallion said he learned from his contacts in Ukraine that "Parnas and Fruman were throwing around a lot of money. It's very conspicuous spending." ...
MCallion "...said the agents he spoke with earlier this year were conducting a counterintelligence investigation into whether foreign money was paying for their activities. They "want to know who is bidding for the services of Parnas and Fruman and Giuliani,” he said."
"Already, investigators have connected Parnas and Fruman to at least one foreign national — an unnamed Russian businessperson mentioned in the indictment who allegedly gave the men money to fund political campaigns in Nevada, where they wanted to launch the marijuana business."
"Fruman & Parnas also accompanied Giuliani to NV for a campaign appearance on behalf of Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian in 11/18. Tarkanian told The NV Independent that he did not know either man and that they “jumped in (the) picture”

"One of those payments — $500K — was wired into a business acct owned by Fruman in 10/18, the indictment states. On that same day, Fruman moved $263K into an acct shared with Parnas, the bank docs show — the transfer that drew the attention of the bank..."
"As agents bear down on the financial records, investigators are expected to look into other businesses run by the partners in prior years, including a company founded by Parnas that drew the attention of the FBI a decade ago."
"Located in a small office near Fort Lauderdale, Edgetech International gained the distribution rights to a handheld device known as the Edge, which was a precursor to the smartphone."
"For nearly three years, Parnas beckoned investors to buy shares in the company through press releases and other promotions that a federal court receiver would later deem to be fraudulent."
"By 2007, he had failed to pay Edgetech employees. He told an investor the IRS had frozen his assets in his divorce proceedings..."

Goes on and on like this. Guy is a total fraud. Reminds me of someone else:

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