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U.S. politician testifies he met donor through Giuliani at Trump hotel

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NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) – (This October 15 story was refiled to fix typographical error in second paragraph.)

A former candidate for Nevada’s governorship testified on Friday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani introduced him to Lev Parnas, a onetime Giuliani associate now on trial for alleged campaign finance law violations, who facilitated a contribution to the candidate.

Adam Laxalt, who lost his bid for the governorship, said he ultimately received a $10,000 donation from Parnas associate Igor Fruman shortly before the Nov. 6, 2018 election. But he said his campaign did not accept the funds because of doubts about the true source and concerns the contribution was illegal.

Prosecutors called Laxalt to testify in Parnas’ Manhattan federal court trial. The Ukraine native has been charged with illegally funneling money from a Russian businessman to the campaigns of candidates for office in states where Parnas, Fruman and associates were…

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