Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practice in New York after it was discovered in a New York State court that he made false and misleading statements on behalf of Donald Trump when he failed to overturn last year’s presidential election.
This ruling Thursday’s decision from the New York State Court of Appeals meant that Giuliani was banned from legal work in his hometown for the first time in more than 50 years, involving Hit again The reputation of a man who was once a strong competitor to the President of the United States.
In its ruling, the court stated: “[Giuliani] The identities of former President Donald J. Trump and the lawyers of the Trump campaign have conveyed clearly false and misleading statements to the courts, lawmakers, and the general public regarding Trump’s failed re-election efforts in 2020.
“These false statements are for improper support [the] The interviewee’s narrative is that due to widespread voter fraud, the victory of the 2020 US presidential election was stolen by its customers.We came to the conclusion that [the] The defendant’s actions immediately threatened the public interest and required a temporary suspension of practice. “
Giuliani did not respond to a request for comment.
After being qualified as a lawyer in New York in 1969, Giuliani enjoyed a brilliant legal career, having served as the Deputy Attorney General of the Reagan Administration and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
As the mayor of New York City, he has an international reputation and was praised for his reaction to the 9/11 attacks. But recently he was called Trump’s personal lawyer and ally, Face the election Overthrew Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
During that campaign, Giuliani often appeared on right-wing news channels, falsely accusing voting machine companies and other companies of helping steal Trump’s voting rights.His remarks at the time have already triggered Lawsuit from Dominion, This is one of the voting companies in question, seeking compensation of US$1.3 billion for alleged defamation.
Giuliani was also investigated by the New York prosecutor for his business transactions in Ukraine. His home and office were Searched Provided by federal agents last month.
The New York court found in its ruling on Thursday that Giuliani had made misleading statements on a range of topics.
They include the number of absent ballots that have been misreported Pennsylvania, Falsely told the court that Trump was seeking election-related fraud charges, and he falsely claimed that boxer Joe Fraser was still voting in Philadelphia despite his death in 2011.
The court wrote: “False statements designed to make people lose confidence in our elections and lead to loss of confidence in the government usually harm the normal functioning of a free society.”
“When lawyers make these false statements, it will also weaken the public’s confidence in the integrity of our lawyers’ lawyers and undermine the role of the industry as an important source of reliable information.”
The court stated that Giuliani’s suspension will apply to a more formal disciplinary hearing, but he can appeal the suspension before then.