A photo and video emerged Monday of Gov. Ron DeSantis with Lev Parnas, one of the two Soviet-born businessmen arrested last week on charges of funneling foreign cash into U.S. elections, at DeSantis’ election night victory party in Orlando last year.
The images come as the governor’s office echoed its statements from last week that DeSantis had never met “one-on-one” with Parnas despite the $50,000 he and Igor Fruman, both South Florida residents, donated to the Friends of Ron DeSantis political committee in June 2018 via the company Global Energy Producers. Both are associates of President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Ukrainian businessman Lev Parnas, one of two Giuliani associates arrested last week and charged for scheming to funnel foreign money into various US elections, is seen (on the left) in this Nov 6 2018 video I took at Governor Ron DeSantis' election victory party in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/d9MkfQUbD7
— Joey Roulette (@joroulette) October 14, 2019