Trump Attorney Marc Kasowitz Signs On To Rep Influential Ukrainian Oligarch

Marc Kasowitz personal attorney of President Donald Trump makes a statement at the National Press Club, following the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Marc Kasowitz personal attorney of President Donald Trump makes a statement at the National Press Club, following the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Come... FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Marc Kasowitz personal attorney of President Donald Trump makes a statement at the National Press Club, following the congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in Washington. President Donald Trump, whose combative instincts are to lash out and not retreat, has given his legal team a clear direction: fight, fight, fight. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) MORE LESS
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Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz is representing controversial Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, according to a Delaware court filing.

Bloomberg first reported the move.

Kasowitz is defending Kolomoisky in a civil case brought in Delaware by a Ukrainian bank formerly owned by Kolomoisky, which accused him of embezzling $6 billion from the lender and siphoning the cash into the U.S.

Kolomoisky has separate issues with the Justice Department. He is reportedly under criminal investigation by Cleveland federal prosecutors, though the status of that probe remains unclear.

Kolomoisky has gained new relevance in recent months both in Ukraine and the U.S. His TV channel provided current Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with the fame that laid the groundwork for his political ambitions. Two associates of Rudy Giuliani’s approached Kolomoisky in Israel in late April as part of a quixotic, failed bid to establish contact with Zelensky via the business magnate.

Kasowitz had earlier been retained by two of Kolomoisky’s U.S.-based business partners in the same Delaware matter.

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