By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun | October 22, 2019
The news that Rudolph Giuliani is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan hasn't gained quite the attention it should. The New York Times put the story on its front page earlier this month under a four-person byline, attributed to two anonymous "people familiar with the inquiry."
The Times characterized it as "a stark turn for Mr. Giuliani, who now finds himself under scrutiny from the same United States attorney's office he led in the 1980s, when he first rose to prominence as a tough-on-crime prosecutor."............What’s striking is that the tactics faced by Mr. Giuliani and his associates — and others in recent years — almost precisely echo those that Mr. Giuliani himself used in the late 1980s against financial industry figures such as Michael Milken, Richard Wigton, or Timothy Tabor. There’s the use of criminal charges to handle issues that are more appropriately considered civil violations, if they are violations at all....................