The names of the Ukrainians tried to hide, but American investigators found a way to reveal them
Former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was recently searched, had evidence seized from emails that suggest his alleged ties to Ukrainian ex-officials.
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Federal prosecutors in New York found in the framework of criminal proceedings correspondence that allegedly belongs to the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, the former head of the Fiscal Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov, and businessman Alexander Levin.
The names of the Ukrainians were edited, but the changes were made so that the names became visible when the text was copied and pasted into the text editor.
Nasirov's email account was seized in early March last year, and Levin's iPhone and iPad were seized in February and March 2020. None of them, including Lutsenko, was accused of any offenses.
Lutsenko was identified during the impeachment investigation as the main source of information for Giuliani, which was used to smear and eventually fire then-US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. The U.S. Attorney's office is investigating whether Giuliani was involved in attempts to get Yovanovitch fired in favor of Ukrainian interests.
In turn, Lutsenko's press secretary said that the former Prosecutor General acted in accordance with Ukrainian law and is open to communication with US law enforcement agencies.
Recall that in 2019, an investigation was launched against Giuliani because of his activities in Ukraine. Investigators are trying to determine whether Giuliani violated laws on the prevention of foreign influence on political processes in the United States.