After New York, attorney Rudy Giuliani continues to be suspended from practicing in Washington, DC

After New York, attorney Rudy Giuliani continues to be suspended from practicing in Washington, DC

Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, was suspended from his Washington, DC license on Wednesday, just over two weeks after he was suspended in New York.

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The DC Court of Appeals made the above decision after reviewing the June 24 order from the New York Supreme Court to suspend Mr. Giuliani’s law practice license. Mr. Giuliani will be temporarily barred from acting as an attorney pending a final verdict from the DC court

The former New York City mayor had previously had his license to practice law in New York suspended. He is accused of making inaccurate statements about the results of the 2020 Presidential election and violating the Code of Professional Conduct.

The New York Supreme Court’s appellate division concluded that there was “unverifiable evidence” that Mr. “communicated clearly false and misleading statements to the courts, legislators, and the general public as an attorney for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign regarding the 2020 election.”

The ruling also states that Mr. Giuliani’s statements are made “to inappropriately reinforce allegations of widespread voter fraud by Mr Trump and that victory in the 2020 US presidential election was stolen from his client.”

Responding to the New York state court’s ruling, Mr. Giuliani said that this happened “because they want me to shut up.”

The June 24 court order notes that the suspension of Mr. Giuliani’s license is temporary and depends on the outcome of a full formal hearing. However, so far, Mr Giuliani has yet to participate in a hearing regarding his suspension from New York practice.

While Mr. Giuliani’s lawyers argued this was “unprecedented,” Giuliani himself has insisted he did not knowingly make false statements.

Former President Trump has also defended the former lawyer when he called the move a “witch hunt”.

“Can you believe it, that New York wants to take away the license of Rudy Giuliani, a great American patriot, because he fought what has proven to be a law? Fraudulent Elections?” Mr Trump said in a statement.

“The greatest mayor in the history of New York City, the Eliot Ness of his generation, one of the greatest crime fighters our country has ever known, and this is what the left grants. Go work with him.”

“The whole of New York is out of control, crime is at an all-time high – it’s just a Witch Hunt, and they should be ashamed of themselves,” he added. “GET BACK AGAIN!”

Mr. Giuliani, who was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1969, has previously had a distinguished legal career. He served in the Department of Justice during the 1980s and was appointed U.S. Attorney General in Manhattan in 1983.

Years later, he was elected mayor of New York and served eight years in that capacity. Mr. Giuliani became nationally known for his leadership role during and after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan on September 11, 2001.

The former New York City mayor and several others have filed numerous lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud during the 2020 election. Federal courts have largely dismissed these cases.

In a separate development, Mr. Giuliani, attorney Sidney Powell, MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell and Mr. Trump were sued by Dominion Voting System for defamation related to post-election statements. Mr. Giuliani also faces another lawsuit from Smartmatic for the same reason.

Le Vy (t/h)

See more:

  • Attorney Rudy Giuliani Suspended License, President Trump Says It’s “Witch Hunt”

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