TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis says one of Rudy Giuliani’s indicted associates tried to get a job on his transition team.

DeSantis said Tuesday that Lev Parnas asked to be part of the transition team making public safety recommendations.

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DeSantis said, “That request was denied.”

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DeSantis said Parnas had no involvement with policy decisions. When asked if he ever met with Parnas after taking office in January, DeSantis said he had nothing more to add.

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Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman (Source: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office)

Parnas and Igor Fruman are charged with campaign finance violations. DeSantis earlier this month directed an affiliated political action committee to return $50,000 the men donated through a company.

The men played key roles in Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

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