So, Parnas had to be careful about funds flowing through entities he controlled, because the Pues Family attorneys were watching carefully (and in fact pounced on the news of the America First Action donation) and Rudy had to be careful about not having the money go directly to him or his ex-wife would seek the funds. Shouldn’t Gucciardo have asked why the money didn’t just go to Fraud Guarantee? Shouldn’t he have asked why he had to divert funds to Rudy’s consultancy? This just doesn’t add up. Given his deep involvement with these same players, it seems much more likely Gucciardo understood the winks and nudges involved in getting funds to Giuliani in return for his “pro bono” representation of Donald Trump.
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About Jim White
Many years ago, Jim got a BA in Radiation Biophysics from the University of Kansas. He then got a PhD in Molecular Biology from UCLA and did postdoctoral research in yeast genetics at UC Berkeley and mouse retroviruses at Stanford. He joined biosys in Palo Alto, producing insect parasitic nematodes for pest control. In the early 1990’s, he moved to Gainesville, FL and founded a company that eventually became Entomos. He left the firm as it reorganized into Pasteuria Biosciences and chose not to found a new firm due a clash of values with venture capital investors, who generally lack all values. Upon leaving, he chose to be a stay at home dad, gentleman farmer, cook and horse wrangler. He discovered the online world through commenting at Glenn Greenwald’s blog in the Salon days and was involved in the briefly successful Chris Dodd move to block the bill to renew FISA. He then went on to blog at Firedoglake and served a brief stint as evening editor there. When the Emptywheel blog moved out of Firedoglake back to standalone status, Jim tagged along and blogged on anthrax, viruses, John Galt, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is now a mostly lapsed blogger looking for a work-around to the depressing realization that pointing out the details of government malfeasance and elite immunity has approximately zero effect.
Entries by Jim White
Night raids carried out by CIA-trained paramilitary groups in Afghanistan have become more frequent–and more deadly–under Donald Trump. A new report from Human Rights Watch labels many of the things they found as war crimes.
It’s hard to imagine two more polar opposites than Alexander Vindman and Derek Harvey. Vindman is a patriot committed to the security of the US and working within the system while Harvey is willing to sell out US security to whatever wingnut is willing to pay him and to bypass every safeguard built into the system.
When Matt Gaetz’s stormtroopers stormed the access point to the SCIF yesterday, Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) provided the most hilarious evidence of how he violated the prohibition against recording even in the hallway that accesses the more secure portion of the SCIF.
Is that Inna Ponomareva in the Lev Parnas Instagram photo with Ivana Trump?
Was Victor Imber paid just over $3500 by Svetlana Parnas for the use of his address in the scam to swap Global Energy Producers for Aaron Investments I, LLC in the large contribution to America First Action PAC in May of 2018?
Florida and FINRA records indicate Lev Parnas joined Program Trading Corp. late in 1998, rather than at its founding in 1992 as suggested in a previous post.
It’s almost as if Lev Parnas was a “made man” at 23 (or 26, see update) with experience in real estate, shipping and securities, all enterprises known to be favored by those laundering cash coming out of the former Soviet Union.
Lev Parnas and David Correia incorporated Mendo Cali, LLC in 2014 with Inna Ponomareva, a real estate agent also affiliated with a brokerage specializing in selling South Florida Trump properties to Russians.
Tasked with finding fraudulent “evidence” against the Biden family, Rudy Giuliani also represents one of the founders of Fraud Guarantee. Sounds about right.