Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani on June 7, 2022, in New York.

Federal prosecutors in New York have declined to bring criminal charges against Rudy Giuliani following an investigation centered on whether the former New York City mayor illegally lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials.

In a court filing Monday, the Justice Department said a grand jury investigation into Giuliani had concluded, and “based on information currently available to the government, criminal charges are not forthcoming.”

Prosecutors filed that notification more than a year after the FBI searched his home and office. Following that April 2021 search, a federal judge in Manhattan appointed an outside arbiter — known as a special master — to oversee the review of documents seized by the FBI.

With its filing Monday, the Justice Department said that the court could end the appointment of that special master, Barbara Jones, a retired federal judge in Manhattan.

This is a developing story.

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Rudy Giuliani will not face criminal charges from a foreign lobbying investigation led by his former prosecutor’s office, feds say

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