Parnas Bail Relaxed As Court Eyes Selective Prosecution Row

By Pete Brush (March 29, 2021, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge on Friday loosened bail conditions for Lev Parnas, the Florida associate of former President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, amid filings by Parnas' defense team claiming charges against him stem from a politically motivated selective prosecution.

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken, who has scheduled an October trial for Parnas and co-defendants Igor Fruman and Andrey Kukushkin, allowed Parnas to be released from home confinement in favor of a curfew that will allow him more movement in South Florida, where he lives. Parnas still will be subject to location monitoring.

The three men are charged in an...

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