Rudy Giuliani is not likely to face criminal charges by federal prosecutors, despite a lengthy investigation into his activities in Ukraine. This was disclosed by the government to a judge Monday.
Officials had been investigating Giuliani, who served as former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, to determine if he had illegally lobbied the U.S. government during the Trump administration. The investigation focused on the removal of the U.S. ambassador in Ukraine. Marie YavanovitchFrom her post in 2019. Prosecutors were looking to see if there was a quid pro quo to get dirt on the Trump rival Joe Biden’s family before the 2020 presidential election.
The decision came after prosecutors reviewed evidence gathered during raids last year at Giuliani’s home and law office. Although they seized 16 devices from Giuliani’s home and law office, the prosecutors now claim that there is not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing.
Federal law requires lobbyists to disclose foreign government work to the Justice Department.
“The Government writes to notify the Court that the grand jury investigation that led to the issuance of the above-referenced warrants has concluded, and that based on information currently available to the Government, criminal charges are not forthcoming,” prosecutors wrote In a court filing
Giuliani is pleased with the outcome of one of the ongoing investigations into his work.
“Having seen all the evidence, I’m not at all surprised,” Giuliani’s attorney Robert Costello told The New York Times.
Giuliani still faces federal investigations as well as state probes in Georgia over his efforts to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss. He is also being sued by Dominion Voting Systems over the lawyer’s unfounded claims about election fraud involving its voting machines.