A former New York federal judge will serve as the so-called “special master” to review materials recovered by the feds from Rudy Giuliani and his business associates when investigators searched his Manhattan office and apartment.
Barbara Jones, the former judge who now works as a private attorney, will review the materials seized from the former mayor and determine what might violate attorney-client privilege and be kept out of the hands of federal investigators.
Jones, who also served as a special master during a federal investigation into Michael Cohen, was appointed by Manhattan federal Judge J. Paul Oetken after prosecutors and Giuliani’s defense recommended her.
“The Special Master shall have access to individuals, information, documents, and
materials relevant to the orders of the Court that she requires to perform her duties,
subject to the terms of this Order of Appointment,” Oetken wrote in the order that was signed Tuesday.
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