Fourth defendant in Giuliani associate case taken into custody at New York airport
The fourth defendant in a case centered around business associates of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE‘s personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani urged Trump to eject exiled Turkish cleric from US: report State Dept. official told to ‘lay low’ after voicing concerns about Giuliani: Dem lawmaker White House, Pentagon, Giuliani reject House subpoenas MORE, on Wednesday by authorities at a New York City airport, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan confirmed.
“The defendant was taken into custody by the FBI at JFK earlier this morning,” Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for the office, told The Hill.
Correia was one of four individuals named in an indictment that accused a pair of Florida businessmen with orchestrating a straw donor scheme to circumvent campaign finance laws. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of Giuliani’s, allegedly violated campaign finance violation laws in order to funnel money to numerous Republican committees.
Correia is accused of using foreign money to generate political support for a marijuana business in Nevada and other states, among other things. Parnas and Fruman were arrested in Washington, D.C., last week after the charges were leveled.
Another man named in the indictment, Andrey Kukushkin, was arrested in California.