‘Obvious Campaign Felony’: Giuliani Faces ‘Clear Criminal Liability’ Over Business Deals, Law Prof Says

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Professor Jed Shugerman was quoted in an article for Law & Crime, responding to the latest news detailing the business negotiations between Rudy Giuliani and government officials in Ukraine, as part of his legal work for President Trump.

Rudy Giuliani leveraged his “pro bono” legal work as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney to negotiate business deals with foreign government officials in Ukraine worth between $200,000-$300,000, according to reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times on Wednesday.

According to these reports, while working with “corrupt” former Ukrainian prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko to dig up, or concoct, damaging information on Joe Biden, Giuliani was also negotiating a private business deal to represent Lutsenko in recovering money he believed had been stolen from the Ukrainian government.

Fordham Law professor Jed Shugerman responded to the latest news by saying Giuliani faces “clear criminal liability.”

“Obvious campaign felony by [Giuliani] & the lawyers negotiating these contracts to coordinate manufacturing dirt on Biden,” Shugerman wrote, adding, “timing of a $200K contract at precisely the moment Giuliani is pushing for Biden dirt is evidence of Giuliani’s private coordination, not US official diplomacy/public anti-corruption.”

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