The Oklahoman

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 financier’s money to make donations to U.S. political candidates. Lev Parnas made the announceme­nt a day after prosecutor­s finished 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.

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