Rudy Giuliani had spread false information about alleged electoral fraud more than once during and after the 2020 US election. This now has professional consequences for Donald Trump’s lawyer.
Donald Trump’s scandal-shrouded lawyer Rudy Giuliani is no longer allowed to practice law. A court in New York temporarily revoked the former mayor of the US east coast metropolis, reports the New York Times.
The reason given was that Giuliani had made “demonstrably false and misleading” claims about the 2020 presidential election. The lawyer has endangered the common good, which justifies a temporary suspension of his legal activity, according to the report in the 33-page statement of the court of appeal. The license suspension relates to Giuliani’s work in New York State.
Rudy Giuliani was a key figure in Trump’s attempt to challenge the 2020 US election in court. Repeatedly, the ex-president and his lawyer alleged mass voter fraud without producing any evidence. Dozens of lawsuits against the vote were rejected by the courts as unfounded. Trump’s challenger Joe Biden won the election in November 2020 by a clear margin.
“Proven false and misleading statements”
“We conclude that there is undisputed evidence that the defendant, in his capacity as attorney for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s 2020 re-election attempt, has made demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and made it public, “said the decision.
Rudy Giuliani had been a member of the New York Bar Association since 1969. Under President Ronald Reagan, he moved to the Justice Department. In 1988 he took over the post of federal attorney in Manhattan. From 1994 to the end of 2001 he was Mayor of New York. After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Giuliani gained a great reputation as a crisis manager.