Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City and personal lawyer for Donald Trump, has been suspended from practicing law by a New York appellate court after a review of his false and misleading statements made regarding the 2020 election.
A New York court ruled that Giuliani made “demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump.”
“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 court wrote.
“We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee.”
The court examined a number of instances in which Giuliani made false statements about alleged election fraud in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan. Each were found to be in violation of various provisions of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.
Giuliani is also facing multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuits from two voting-machine companies that were the target of baseless conspiracy theories from Giuliani as well as a criminal investigation by the Southern District of New York for his dealings with Ukraine.
BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani's law license has been suspended.
A disciplinary body says he made "demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump."https://t.co/6PfpsrAFeV
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) June 24, 2021
Breaking News: Rudy Giuliani’s New York law license was suspended for making “false and misleading” statements about the 2020 election as Donald Trump’s lawyer. https://t.co/bm5t5A5nki
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 24, 2021
You cannot lie in a court of law and get away with it—not even if Trump has you on speed dial.
I petitioned the NY court to suspend Rudy Giuliani’s law license, and his disbarment is well-earned. His lies have caused serious harm to our democracy.
Don’t mess with Pennsylvania.
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) June 24, 2021
New Yorker who can still practice law: @HillaryClinton
New Yorker who cannot practice law:
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) June 24, 2021