Rudy Giuliani suspended from practicing law in New York over false election claims

New York, New York – A court ruling from May has now become public, citing the suspension of Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in the state of New York due to numerous false claims made during the 2020 presidential election.

Rudy Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in the state of New York.
Rudy Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in the state of New York.  © Collage: IMAGO / UPI Photo / MediaPunch

Life has been rough for Rudy Giuliani in the wake of Donald J. Trump's presidency.

The latest controversy for the battered attorney comes after a court ruling that suspended him from practicing law in New York became public.

The suspension derived from Giuliani's involvement in spreading false claims regarding the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election, which was said to be the safest election in US history, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

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The initial complaint against the former New York City mayor was filed by the Attorney Grievance Committee which, "contends that respondent’s misconduct directly inflamed tensions that bubbled over into the events of January 6, 2021 in this nation’s Capitol," according to the court ruling.

The documents also state that the courts looked into election fraud claims made by Giuliani regarding the legitimacy of votes cast in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona. All claims were found by the court to be false and inflammatory.

The ruling states: "We conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large 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."

Outside of being suspended from practicing law in New York, Giuliani is also facing multi-billion dollar defamation lawsuits from Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems, two voting-machine systems that were made focal points in various conspiracy theories pushed by Giuliani.

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO / UPI Photo / MediaPunch

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