Lev Parnas, the indicted Rudy Giuliani associate who has become embroiled in the president’s impeachment proceedings, will head to trial on Oct. 5, a judge ruled Monday…

The trial will launch about a month before Election Day, providing an unwelcome reminder for President Donald Trump of the Ukraine scandal that got him impeached.

Prosecutors allege Parnas and the others were attempting to curry political favor and advance their own business interests with their actions. In one case, for example, prosecutors say Parnas and Fruman donated to a member of Congress who later helped oust the American ambassador to Ukrainian, an act that played a key role in the House’s impeachment proceedings.