McCarthy will return money donated by indicted associates of Giuliani

Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTop GOP lawmakers invite Blue Dogs to meet with China Task Force Top GOP lawmakers invite Blue Dogs to meet with China Task Force over coronavirus probe Key races to watch in Tuesday's primaries MORE (R-Calif.) will reportedly return campaign donations from two known associates of Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani calls on Cuomo to remove Bill de Blasio Sunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Moussaoui says he now renounces terrorism, bin Laden MORE who were arrested Thursday for violating campaign finance laws, Vice reported.

The House minority leader and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) both received considerable donations from Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, a pair of Ukrainian American businessmen.


Parnas and Fruman were reportedly helping Giuliani, President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE's personal lawyer, put pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPresidents and 'presidents' Biden to blast Trump's church photo op in Philadelphia speech Rudy Giuliani calls on Cuomo to remove Bill de Blasio MORE.

The two were arrested and indicted Wednesday on charges of funneling illegal campaign contributions into a pro-Trump super PAC.

Parnas and Fruman also gave money to other Republican candidates, including $50,000 to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisTrump asserts his power over Republicans Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death The battle of two Cubas MORE.

McCarthy received $2,700 directly and an additional $11,000 went to Protect the House, a joint fundraising committee of which both McCarthy and the NRCC were beneficiaries, according to the news source.

“These contributions were made ahead of events sponsored by Protect the House, a joint fundraising committee that McCarthy helped form last cycle," McCarthy spokesman Matt Spark told The Hill in a statement.

"The deception documented in today's indictment has no place in our country and as a result, McCarthy plans to donate amounts received to a local charity.” 

A local charity has not yet been named.