A Florida man being sought in a case of campaign finance involving collaborators of Rudy Giuliani is in remand after fleeing to Kennedy Airport in New York City on Wednesday to surrender.
David Correia, 44, was named In an indictment of two Giuliani employees and another man arrested on charges last week, they made illegal contributions to politicians and a political action committee that supported Donald Trump. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, is Trump's personal lawyer.
All other defendants in the case were already in custody.
The prosecution said that Correia, who owns a house in West Palm Beach with his wife, is part of efforts by co-defendants Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to use excessive political donations to republican candidates and committees to advance their business interests.
Both Parnas and Fruman have a long relationship with Giuliani. The prosecutors said that the couple had, inter alia, made campaign contributions with the intention of inducing US politicians to oust the country's ambassador to Ukraine. At the time, Giuliani tried to get Ukrainian officials to investigate the son of Trump's potential Democrat challenger, Joe Biden.
Correia is accused of conspiring with other defendants, including Ukrainian-born US citizen Andrey Kukushkin, to make political donations to local and federal politicians in New York, Nevada and other states with the goal of Get support for a new marijuana leisure business.
All four defendants were expected to appear in a federal court in Manhattan on Thursday.
An attorney for Correia has not been recorded in the court records yet.
Giuliani said he had no knowledge of illegal donations and had not seen any evidence that Parnas and Fruman had done anything wrong.
Correia is a Registered Representative for a The Florida Corporation, which has been linked to a number of referral referrals, has been part of a costly effort to hide the true source of funds used for the donations.
ssman Pete Sessions in a photo from 201
The Associated Press reported last week that Sessions correspond to the description in a's indictment The congressman accused by the prosecutor's office was part of a coordinated action to recall the US ambassador to Ukraine.