That same person also told the Post that a separate retainer agreement drafted in March would have had Giuliani Partners, the former mayor’s firm, receive $300,000 from the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice for work helping to recover the supposedly stolen assets. All of this, of course, was going on as Giuliani was allegedly working to extort Ukraine on the president’s behalf, despite protestations to the contrary this week.
Giuliani is currently being investigated on multiple fronts, and federal prosectors in New York have been probing his dealings with associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman for possible crimes that include wire fraud and failure to register as a foreign agent. (All three men have denied wrongdoing.) While the contracts with Lutsenko and the ministry never went into effect and no money was ever exchanged, the negotiations themselves just might be of interest to investigators, or perhaps the House Democrats.
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