FDP Requests Records on DeSantis's Correspondence with Arrested Giuliani Associates
In light of Governor DeSantis's admitting he had a personal relationship with Lev Parnas, the Florida Democratic Party submitted a public records request to Governor DeSantis to obtain any communication he had with Parnas, Igor Fruman, their shell company Global Energy Producers, and Rudy Giuliani.
DeSantis also said Parnas was "viewed as one of the top supporters of the president in Florida." Given their relationship and his connection the president the FDP filed the records request to learn more about their correspondence after DeSantis' election.
"There are still a lot of questions DeSantis has yet to answer regarding his relationship with these men - and what was asked of him by Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman for the money he received," said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo. "Floridians deserve to know if their governor is compromised in any way to these shady individuals."
Records request below:
The Honorable Ron DeSantis
Governor, State of Florida
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
RE: Request for Public Records
Dear Governor DeSantis:
This is request for copies public records:
Evidencing any communications to, from, or between you or your office, and Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, Rudy Giuliani, or Global Energy Producers.
Should you deny this request, or any part thereof, please state in writing the basis for the denial, including the exact statutory citation authorizing the denial as well as the reason or reasons for the conclusion that the record is exempt or confidential.
Please advise me of the costs, if any, associated with the production of the requested public records. Also, please advise when I might expect that this request for public documents will be fulfilled.
In the interim, please feel free to contact me via email at the address listed above, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this request.