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Loyal PAY DIRT readers will likely remember Global Energy Producers LLC. It’s the company that gave $325,000 to the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action last year. We reported on its opaque corporate structure and its plans to cash in on Trump administration energy-policy plans.
Last we heard from GEP, it was fighting a subpoena in a court in Florida, where a former business partner of GEP executive Lev Parnas is trying to collect more than $500,000 owed to him from a previous federal court judgment.