Rudy Giuliani BANNED from practicing law in NY over 'false statements to courts & public' while he was Trump's lawyer
RUDY Giuliani has been barred from practicing law in New York over "false statements to courts and public" while he was Donald Trump's lawyer.
The former Big Apple mayor was suspended on Thursday morning, just months after his house was raided by the FBI.
The decision was released by the New York courts in a hefty statement, confirming that "there is uncontroverted evidence" that Giuliani issued false statements following the results of the 2020 presidential election.
They added that the misinformation was issued "in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020."
"These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client," the statement added.
They then went on to conclude that Giuliani's actions threatened public interest and therefore "warrants interim suspension from the practice of law."
Rudy Giuliani has been under pressure last year over his involvement with the Trump "Stop the Steal" campaign, as well as his ties to Ukraine.
Back in January, the New York State Bar Association said that it had opened an inquiry into whether Giuliani should remain a member.
It sought to ban him over remarks he made during a Donald Trump rally ahead of the Capitol riot on January 6.
Its bylaws state that "no person who advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States" shall remain a member.
Removal from the bar association, a voluntary membership organization dating to 1876, is not the same as being disbarred and banned from practicing law – as he has now been.
Giuliani was Trump’s personal lawyer and played a prominent role in the Republican president’s spurious fight to overturn his election loss to President Joe Biden.
The bar association said it had received hundreds of complaints about Giuliani’s work to perpetuate Trump’s baseless voter fraud claims, which culminated in fiery remarks in Washington as Congress met to count Biden’s Electoral College win.
“If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of, but if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail,” Giuliani told the crowd.
“Let’s have trial by combat.”
Among the people calling for the bar association to remove Giuliani were Reps Mondaire Jones and Ted Lieu, who sent a letter to the organization saying that his actions were "absolutely disqualifying from remaining in good standing."
Back in April, investigators seized electronic devices from Giuliani's apartment after executing a search warrant as part of a federal probe.
Giuliani, who served as NYC mayor from 1994 until 2001, has denied any wrongdoing.
The United States Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI had reportedly been trying to obtain search warrants for Giuliani's electronics for months.
Obtaining the warrant marks a step up in the criminal investigation into Giuliani's dealings with Ukraine and into whether he broke any lobbying laws while working for Trump.
Speaking to Fox News, Giuliani explained what happened on the morning the FBI searched his New York apartment.
"At about 6 a.m there was a banging on my door, a very loud banging, and outside there was a group of an endless number of FBI agents," Giuliani said.
"Usually a person who has been a former assistant U.S. attorney, a U.S. attorney, a mayor, the associate attorney general, usually they receive a subpoena, not have their home raided."
However, the former New York City mayor believes that the FBI is trying to frame him and that the only lawyers that would be raided would be connected toTrump.
"The only lawyers they raid are lawyers for Donald Trump," he said.
"I can't think of another lawyer that has been raided other than lawyers for Trump.
"Trump is in a special category because he doesn't have constitutional rights."
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