Federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York have issued subpoenas to individuals associated with a consulting firm co-owned by presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the subpoenas are seeking information on his consulting firm Giuliani Partners. Also, prosecutors want information on a company co-founded by Lev Parnas, a recently-arrested associate of Giuliani’s, that paid Giuliani for legal and business advice, the Journal reported.
The paper described the subpoenas as listing numerous potential charges including obstruction of justice, conspiracy to defraud the United States, money laundering, and making false statements to the federal government.
In addition, they seek materials related to pro-Trump organizations America First Action and America First Policies.
Kelly Sadler, a spokeswoman for the groups, noted that they have attempted to contact the the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office to offer cooperation. She added neither of those groups were issued a subpoena.
Giuliani told the WSJ that he had also not been contacted by federal investigators.
“All they have to do is come and ask me,” he told the newspaper.
“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,” he added.
Parnas and another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, reportedly aided the former NYC mayor and federal prosecutor in his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Fruman and Parnas were arrested in October and charged with violations of campaign finance laws, but both have pleaded not guilty.