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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