(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has scored a legal victory after federal prosecutors refused to file criminal charges against him in a suspected foreign lobbying case involving two high-profile Ukrainian figures.
For nearly two years, federal investigators have investigated Guiliani’s 2019 ties with Ukraine’s then-Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko (in office from 2016-2019) and Ukrainian oligarch (i.e., a wealthy businessman with government connections) Dmitry Firtash.
The prosecutors have been looking at whether Guiliani, a Donald Trump ally, may have lobbied the Trump administration illegally in favor of Lutsenko and Firtash. In exchange, they would have helped him find dirt on Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential nomination candidate at the time.
The investigators probed whether Guiliani should have registered as a foreign agent with the US government because of his dealings with the two Ukrainians.
According to The New York Times, in 2019, Lutsenko met with Giuliani in New York City for several hours to give him information on Biden.
As President Barack Obama’s Vice President, Joe Biden was in charge of the US government’s dealings with Ukraine. Until 2014, Russian leader Vladimir Putin practically controlled the Ukrainian government. Even Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company that showered Hunter Biden with cash in 2014, was owned by a pro-Russian oligarch.
Giuliani’s legal victory in the foreign lobbying investigation was disclosed in a letter that federal prosecutors sent to a New York federal court.
The letter told the court to terminate the special master. He had been appointed to review papers and electronic devices the FBI seized from Giuliani’s home and office in April 2021 as part of the investigation. The raid was justified at the time with a grand jury investigation.
“The government writes to notify the court that the grand jury investigation that led to the issuance of the above-referenced warrants have concluded and that based on information currently available to the government, criminal charges are not forthcoming,” prosecutors informed, as cited by The Washington Times.
They made it clear there wasn’t sufficient evidence to press criminal charges against the Trump ally.
“In my business, we would call that total victory,” Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, told the Associated Press.
“We appreciate what the US attorney’s [office] had done. We only wish they had done it a lot sooner,” he declared further.
Giuliani, who has insisted on his innocence in the alleged foreign lobbying case, is still under investigation in Georgia for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
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— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 14, 2022