A Ukrainian associate of Rudy Giuliani who was arrested last week by federal authorities for campaign finance crimes is the father of three children from his estranged wife.
Yelyzaveta ‘Liza’ Naumova, who filed for divorce from Igor Fruman in 2017, operates a luxury boutique in Miami.
According to the New York Post, she married Fruman in Miami in 2005.
Naumova, a native of Odessa, Ukraine, opened up ODDS, a boutique in Miami’s Design District, the same year she filed for divorce from Fruman.
Yelyzaveta ‘Liza’ Naumova is the estranged wife of an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was arrested last week for allegedly violating campaign finance laws
Naumova is the owner of ODDS, a luxury boutique in Miami’s Design District
She is seen second from left. Her estranged husband, Igor Fruman, is seen second from right
Lev Parnas (left) and Fruman (right) were arrested and charged with campaign finance crimes in an indictment unsealed Thursday
Her Instagram account features photos of her rubbing shoulders with well known faces from the fashion industry.
She was seen in London last month for Fashion Week festivities.
Another photo shows her next to Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima.
The caption reads: ‘Playdate of Miami Mama’s:).’
Her Instagram account showed no sign of Fruman.
‘Because they have different last names, I guarantee there are a ton of people who know her or follow her on Instagram — or their kids know her kids — . . . and they have no idea she’s connected to [this scandal],’ an insider told the Post.
Court documents cited by the Post indicate that the divorce has been a messy one.
Fruman tried to get his wife periodically tested for drugs, while Naumova has successfully obtained financial records about her husband from lenders like American Express and JPMorgan Chase Bank, according to the Post.
She is pictured above with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Adriana Lima (left)
Naumova is reported to be in the midst of a bitter divorce fight against Fruman
She is seen above standing outside her luxury boutique ODDS in Miami’s Design District
Fruman and Naumova are also reportedly fighting over control of a Miami Beach condo that has a $3million mortgage.
A court hearing is scheduled for October 29.
Fruman and another associate of Giuliani, Lev Parnas, were arrested at Dulles Airport outside Washington last week on charges they funneled foreign money to unnamed U.S. politicians in a bid to influence U.S.-Ukraine relations in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws.
The men were preparing to board a plane to Europe.
According to an indictment unsealed by U.S. prosecutors, an unidentified Russian businessman arranged for two $500,000 wires to be sent from foreign bank accounts to a U.S. account controlled by Fruman in September and October 2018.
The money was used, in part, by Fruman, Parnas and two other men charged in the indictment to gain influence with U.S. politicians and candidates, the indictment said.
Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by Parnas, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday.
Parnas is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination.
Mike Pence, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, President Trump, and Rudy Giuliani are pictured in an image captured by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
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Flight risk: U.S. Judge Michael Nachmanoff ordered Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to post $1 million each in bail, surrender their passports and be subject to home detention, among other conditions, before they can be released from jail
Giuliani said Parnas’ company, Boca Raton-based Fraud Guarantee, whose website says it aims to help clients ‘reduce and mitigate fraud,’ engaged Giuliani Partners, a management and security consulting firm, around August 2018.
Giuliani said he was hired to consult on Fraud Guarantee’s technologies and provide legal advice on regulatory issues.
Federal prosecutors are ‘examining Giuliani’s interactions’ with Parnas and Fruman.
The New York Times reported last week that Parnas had told associates he paid Giuliani hundreds of thousands of dollars for what Giuliani said was business and legal advice.
Giuliani said for the first time on Monday that the total amount was $500,000.
Giuliani told Reuters the money came in two payments made within weeks of each other. He said he could not recall the dates of the payments.
He said most of the work he did for Fraud Guarantee was completed in 2018 but that he had been doing follow-up for over a year.
Foreign nationals are prohibited from making contributions and other expenditures in connection with U.S. elections, and from making contributions in someone else´s name.
Dining at the White House: Lev Parnas bragged that he was a guest of Donald Trump in spring 2018
U.S. President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has coffee with Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. Giuliani said both Parnas and Fruman were his clients. They assisted his Ukraine investigation
This Facebook screen shot provided by The Campaign Legal Center, shows from left, Donald Trump, Jr., Tommy Hicks, Jr., Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, posted on May 21, 2018
Chief rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Azman with former Arkansas governor Mike Hackabee – father of Sarah Huckabee Sanders – and ‘American friends of Anatevka’ Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were pictured in Jerusalem
David Correia, President Trump, and Igor Fruman on July 4, 2018
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman announced that the FBI arrested Parnas and Fruman at Dulles International airport in Virginia
Giuliani said he was confident that the money he received was from ‘a domestic source,’ but he would not say where it came from.
‘I know beyond any doubt the source of the money is not any questionable source,’ he told Reuters in an interview.
‘The money did not come from foreigners. I can rule that out 100 per cent,’ he said.
He declined to say whether the money had been paid directly to him by Fraud Guarantee or from another source.
John Dowd, a lawyer for Parnas and Fruman, also would not discuss the source of the funding that Giuliani said he received for his work for Fraud Guarantee.
‘What I know is privileged,’ Dowd said.