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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:07 PM

Witness: Giuliani associate never delivered campaign funds

Source: AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testified at a trial Friday, describing how his enthusiastic pursuit of big contributions from a Rudy Giuliani associate he met at a Trump hotel during his 2018 run for governor ended with a $10,000 check he had to reject.

Adam Laxalt, 43, now a 2022 candidate for U.S. Senate, was repeatedly shown text messages he exchanged with Florida businessman Lev Parnas as he followed up with what he thought was a well connected man who could possibly raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his campaign.

Parnas and Andrey Kukushkin are facing charges that they conspired to use over $100,000 of a $1 million investment from a Russian financier to fund politicians they thought could advance their business interests, including in an energy company and in the fledgling legal marijuana industry in the West.

Laxalt is considered a prize witness in the prosecution of Parnas and Kukushkin at a trial where prosecutors expect they might rest late Monday or early Tuesday, less than a week after they began.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/witness-giuliani-associate-never-delivered-campaign-funds/ar-AAPA7AI

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:50 PM

1. When I read that, I remembered this article from 2019 about Kukushkin and some cannabis dispensaries

in Sacramento, CA.

City and state records show Kukushkin’s partner in Sacramento is Garib Karapetyan, a permit holder for a total of eight dispensaries in the city. Karapetyan and his associates have become the de facto pot kings of Sacramento, controlling far more licenses than anyone else and papering the city with billboards and ads for their dispensaries. Karapetyan, 35, has for years quietly and systematically expanded his pot-selling business throughout the city with the consent of Sacramento regulators, controlling nearly a third of the industry here. He has donated to the campaigns of local elected officials, including Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and purchased a $1.1 million condo in the luxury Sawyer Hotel near the Golden 1 Center.

Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article236118253.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:04 AM

2. Republican "values" are at the bottom of the scumbucket

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Response to Champp (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:56 AM

3. No kidding.

"Values" indeed.

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Response to Champp (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:24 PM

4. Shouldn't we ask what was Trump and Giuliani cut from this little grift? Neither one can be trusted.

Giuliani cut?

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