A new lawsuit claims that former Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani pocketed $300,000 from two farmers investing in an anti-Biden film that was never made.
While making a pitch for investment, Giuliani allegedly told the farmers that the film would be a decisive blow to Joe Biden’s campaign, which he referred to as a “kill shot.” Despite assurances of financial success, the movie never saw the light of day, even after the farmers contributed $1 million. Now, they want their money back.
According to the lawsuit, Baldev and Kewel Munger, affluent California fruit and nut farming brothers, crossed paths with Tim Yale, a Republican political operative, at a fundraiser in 2019. A few months later, the suit claims, Yale introduced them to Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City. Giuliani was deeply engaged in attempting to uncover potentially damaging information about Joe Biden as part of his role as President Trump’s personal attorney.
The lawsuit alleges that Giuliani, in conjunction with Tim Yale and cannabis investor George Dickson III, proposed that the farmers financially support their efforts to secure Trump’s re-election through the creation of a documentary. The documentary was pitched as a potential game-changer in Biden’s campaign, supposedly containing vital evidence that the Ukrainian government engaged in a quid pro quo arrangement with the Biden family to benefit Burisma, the energy company on whose board Hunter Biden sat.
Despite claims that the film would be more lucrative than Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which earned $200 million at the box office, the documentary was never produced, and none of the promised outcomes materialized. Out of the $1 million contributed by the Mungers, $300,000 allegedly went to Giuliani, while the remainder “was stolen by Dickson and Yale for their own personal use.”
As Election Day drew near, Giuliani’s focus shifted away from the documentary to other matters, such as the controversial content found on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Despite his efforts, Trump was unsuccessful in securing a second term.
This incident is not the first time the Mungers have been embroiled in legal matters. Their company, Munger Bros., settled a lawsuit for $3.75 million over alleged mistreatment and illegal termination of Mexican nationals working on their blueberry farm. In 2019, the company faced $3.5 million in penalties and back wages for violating recruitment and payment regulations.
The Mungers’ investment in the Giuliani film project is also mentioned in a whistleblower statement by FBI special agent Johnathan Buma, who asserted that Giuliani raised funds for the film from California activists and was seeking information on Biden from Ukrainian and possibly Russian sources.
As of now, neither the Mungers, their company’s CEO Bob Hawk, their legal representatives, Tim Yale, George Dickson III, nor a spokesperson for Rudy Giuliani have responded to requests for comment.
You can read the entire complaint below: