The other defendants were quickly arrested by the FBI, but Korea traveled to the Middle East and returned to the United States to surrender to the authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Correia made a brief appearance in court Wednesday where a judge ordered him to release a $ 250,000 bond.
Pernas and Fruman were initially expected to appear in court Thursday, but their hearing was moved to next week. [1
9659002] Fruman was released on Wednesday, but Parnass remains in prison.
Parnassus and Fruman, who assisted Giuliani to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, were arrested a week ago at Dulles International Airport, outside Washington, DC, where they
are involved in a federal investigation into men, according to people familiar with the matter. Ken McCallion, a New York attorney who represents clients in Ukraine, said Wednesday that FBI agents contacted him earlier this year, asking if he knew if Giuliani had been involved with Fruman and Parnassus – an indication of how long the federal agents are interested in the ex-mayor of New York's interactions with the two men in Florida.
A grand jury summons was issued to former Congressman Pete Session, a Texas Republican who interacts with Juliani, Parnassus and Fruman. Parnassus and Fruman have been accused of violating campaign finance laws by making donations to a session campaign that goes beyond federal boundaries.
The indictment states that Parnassus met with the then congressman in 2018, seeking "his assistance in causing the US government to remove or withdraw the then-US Ambassador to Ukraine," the indictment says. ", Parnassus' efforts to remove the ambassador were conducted, at least in part, at the request of one or more Ukrainian government officials."
Giuliani and Sessions denied the violations. ] The arrests mark the first criminal charges stemming from the US government's suddenly contradictory relationship with Ukraine – a complex network of financial and political interactions linking diplomacy to alleged campaign finance violations  The indictment does not allege any wrongdoing on the part of the president or his campaign, but accusations of political donations made in secret for the benefit of foreign interests add to the growing legal and political pressure on Trump and his lawyer as they attempt to fight  Correa is accused of conspiracy as part of a suspected scheme involving donations by Nevada politicians in the hope of winning support for a marijuana business secretly backed by an unidentified Russian businessman. Authorities say Kukushkin, of California, was arrested last week.
Correia is not charged in the part of the Sessions case, but he has significant links with the companies under control. He is identified as the chief operating officer of a company called Fraud Guarantee, which co-founded Parnassus. Giuliani said he was paid $ 500,000 for work performed to secure fraud in 2018 and 2019.
Correia is also listed as an employee of Global Energy Partners. According to the prosecution, Parnassus and Fruman conceal the $ 325,000 donation made in 2018 to America First, the major pro-Trump super PAC, by donating that money to the GEP. Federal prosecutors allege that the company was a front used to cover up the real source of funds and that the money came from a "private credit transaction between Frouman and third parties."
his efforts to get Ukrainian officials to investigate Biden and his son, as well as Giuliani's claim that Democrats spoke to Ukrainians in the 2016 election.
Tom Hamburger and Rachel Weiner contributed to this report.