U.S. investigators raid Giuliani apartment, seize electronics: New York Times

FILE PHOTO: Giuliani speaks in Washington
FILE PHOTO: Rudy Giuliani speaks in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021.
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Federal investigators on Wednesday searched the New York City apartment of Rudolph Giuliani, the city’s former mayor and later U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, pursuant to a search warrant, Giuliani’s lawyer said on Wednesday.

The agents seized electronic devices, escalating a criminal investigation into Giuliani, the New York Times said.

Giuliani’s lawyer, Bob Costello, confirmed that a search warrant had been executed. Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have been investigating Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine.

Two former associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have been charged with campaign finance violations and other crimes.

Parnas’ and Fruman’s work included efforts to help Giuliani dig up damaging information before the 2020 election about Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and what prosecutors called an effort to remove then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Updated at 12:58 p.m.