Giuliani associate decides not to testify at his own criminal trial
NEW YORK – An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a federal judge Wednesday that he will not testify at his own trial on charges alleging he used a Russian financier’s money to make donations to U.S. political candidates. Lev Parnas made the announcement a day after prosecutors finished presenting evidence against him. The Florida businessman and a co-defendant, Andrey Kukushkin, have pleaded not guilty to all charges. Kukushkin also announced Wednesday that he will not testify. Shortly afterward, the defense rested.