Investigation into Giuliani's Ukraine activities closed without charges

The former mayor of New York was accused of violating U.S. Lobbying Laws.

Federal prosecutors investigating Rudolph Giuliani 's activities in Ukraine announced that they are closing the case without filing charges. A decision celebrated by the former mayor of New York and his entourage. Giulani has announced that he will give an analysis what happened in a live Twitter feed.

Removal of the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

In a brief submitted to the judge, prosecutors stated: "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." They also request the termination of the special expert in charge of the supervision of the documentation collected at Giuliani's home in 2021, as his assistance is no longer necessary.

The Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation into the role of Giuliani, who, at the time, was the personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump, in forcing in 2020 the dismissal of the then U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. In addition, the case included a review of the former mayor's pressure on the Ukrainian government to investigate the business dealings of Trump's then rival for the White House, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.

Registration of your address

Giuliani was accused of violating U.S. lobbying laws. According to this rule, any person lobbying on behalf of a foreign government or official must be registered as such. The former mayor does not appear on that list, for this reason, he was indicted, and an investigation was opened which lasted two years and also involved a search of his home by federal agents.

In his defense, Giuliani argued that he conducted his activities in the Ukraine as a lawyer for Trump, but that he"never represented a Ukrainian national or official before the U.S. government."

"Wonderful news."

Speaking to CNN, Giuliani's attorney Robert Costello stressed that "this is wonderful news, long awaited. Unfortunately, Mayor Giuliani had to spend two and a half to three years with this cloud over his head."

Also satisfied was Ted Goodman, Giuliani's spokesman and political advisor, who took the opportunity to vindicate the character of the former mayor, lawyer and politician: "The mayor has been completely and totally vindicated. We hope this will help bring an end to the unwarranted attacks on the mayor - a man who is quite literally the most successful prosecutor of the most dangerous criminals over the past fifty years. I challenge someone to find a more successful crime fighter than Rudy Giuliani, a man who cleaned up the NYC political establishment and took down the mafia."