Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Records Related To Giuliani's Consulting Firm
Federal investigators looking into potential money laundering, fraud, obstruction of justice and campaign finance violations have issued subpoenas aimed at President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The investigation appears to center on Giuliani and two of his associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were indicted last month on campaign finance charges.
People familiar with the matter told the Journal that the subpoenas seek records pertaining to several entities, including Giuliani’s security consulting firm, Giuliani Partners. The attorney founded the firm in 2002 and had multiple foreign clients, including a city in Ukraine, the Journal reported.
Also covered by the subpoenas was information related to Giuliani’s consulting work for a company founded by Parnas and Fruman, called Fraud Guarantee, which the president’s attorney said involved providing business and legal advice.
Numerous potential charges were listed in the subpoenas, according to the Journal’s sources, including “obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the United States, making false statements to the federal government, serving as an agent of a foreign government without registering with the Justice Department, donating funds from foreign nationals, making contributions in the name of another person or allowing someone else to use one’s name to make a contribution, along with mail fraud and wire fraud.”
Pro-Trump groups America First Action and America First Policies also make an appearance in the subpoenas, as political groups to which Parnas and Fruman allegedly funneled $325,000 of foreign money by listing the donation as coming from their recently-founded company.
Both Parnas and Fruman have pleaded not guilty to the charges of campaign finance violations, and Giuliani has claimed his business with the two men was on the up and up.
“There’s obviously a concerted effort to spread as many lies about me as possible, to destroy my reputation so that I’m not credible when I continue to reveal all of the massive evidence of criminality by the Bidens,” Giuliani told the Journal on Sunday.