Rudy Giuliani avoids charges in NYC: Feds

Rudy Giuliani will not be prosecuted in Manhattan, prosecutors revealed Monday in a court filing — a decision made more than a year after the FBI searched the ex-mayor’s home and seized a trove of electronics.

An independent special foreman has been appointed to review the seized material, and prosecutors and Giuliani’s defense attorneys have regularly filed letters to update a Manhattan federal court judge on the progress of the investigation.

On Monday, prosecutors wrote to Judge Paul Oetken that no charges would be filed against Giuliani.

“The Government is writing to inform the court that the grand jury investigation that led to the
the issuance of the above arrest warrants has been completed and that no charges will be filed based on the information currently available to the government,” they wrote.

Federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York had been investigating Giuliani’s relationship with former top Ukriane prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, a source told The Post shortly after his Manhattan home was searched.

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Giuliani was under investigation for ties to a Ukrainian prosecutor who played a key role in Donald Trump’s first impeachment.
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The source said the FBI was investigating whether Giuliani represented Lutsenko – a central figure in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment – in any capacity and violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act.

Lutsenko was one of several Ukrainian officials who reportedly provided Giuliani with potentially damaging information about Trump’s political rivals.

Trump was impeached by Congress in 2019 for allegedly attempting to smear Joe Biden from officials in Ukraine to sway the 2020 election in his favor.

Trump was acquitted by the Senate and later lost the 2020 presidential election to Biden. Trump and Giuliani refused to accept the results of the 2020 election, leading to the January 6 attack on the Capitol — and ultimately Trump’s second impeachment.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/14/rudy-giuliani-avoids-indictment-in-nyc-feds/ Rudy Giuliani avoids charges in NYC: Feds

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