Stephen Williams reports for the Daily Gazette
that one of the two Ukrainian associates of Rudy Guiliani indicted last week for campaign finance violations gave money to former Rep. John Faso during the 2018 election campaign. Igor Fruman gave $2,445 to 21 House Republicans including Faso, who lost his 19th Congressional District seat after one term to Democrat Antonio Delgado last year. Fruman made the donations under the name "Furman," and altering his name is one of the reasons for his indictment. Faso, a Republican from Kinderhook, said Tuesday he knew about the donation, but never met Fruman or his partner, Lev Parnas. The donation came through a joint Republican fundraising committee called Protect the House. "I've taken steps to either refund or donate the contribution to charity," Faso said, sounding like he already took action, but then said, "I will likely donate it to charity." Two other New York Republicans, John Katko and Claudia Tenney, also received $2,445 campaign contributions. Faso said he will not run for Congress in 2020. Read more about this story in the Daily Gazette.