DeSantis spokeswoman Helen Ferre said in an email Thursday the money given to a political action committee would be returned to the federal government. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are charged with funneling foreign money into U.S. politics.
That included the $50,000 given to a DeSantis-affiliated PAC in June 2018 by a company linked to Parnas and Fruman called Global Energy Partners. That was before Trump endorsed DeSantis for governor.
Ferre says the allegations surrounding Global Energy Partners are troubling.
Parnas runs a different company in Boca Raton and Fruman owns condos in Sunny Isles Beach.
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