Trump Ally Rudy Giuliani Disbarred in N.Y.

( – Former New York City Mayor and attorney Rudy Giuliani was disbarred by a New York court from law practice.

On Tuesday, July 2nd, an appellate court in New York ruled that Giuliani can no longer practice law, which is the latest blow to the former Mayor who was also a lawyer for former President Donald Trump.

The 80-year-old faces indictments in Georgia and Arizona in cases alleging interference in the 2020 presidential election. In Georgia, he was convicted last year and ordered to pay $148 million to two election workers for defamation.

The 31-page court order detailed Giuliani’s time working as one of Trump’s personal lawyers and the accusations that he tried to help the former president overturn the election. The order said that Giuliani had to be disciplined for his actions, which the court said were “designed” to make people “distrust the elective system” and destroy “confidence in the legitimacy” of the government.

The court accuses Giuliani of misusing his “prominent position” as Trump’s personal attorney and said that the “seriousness” of his misconduct could not be “overstated.” they determined that the former New York mayor’s actions “deliberately violated… Fundamental tenets of the legal profession” while actively contributing to “the national strife” following the 2020 election.

Giuliani’s critics, of course, praised the ruling. New York State Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal of Manhattan said the court order would send “a powerful message” to other lawyers throughout the state that they are not only expected to practice the law, “but also to uphold it.”

Barry Kamins, one of Giuliani’s attorneys, said that his client was “obviously disappointed” by the order but that they were weighing their options for an appeal. A spokesman for Giuliani, Ted Goodman, called the order “politically and ideologically corrupted.”

After the $148 million judgment in Georgia in December, Giuliani declared bankruptcy, although his creditor’s lawyers claim there were multiple problems with the filings, which were either law, absent, inaccurate, or incomplete. On Monday, July 1st, Giuliani asked the court to allow him to appoint an independent trustee to oversee his finances and the liquidation of his assets to pay the judgment.

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