Rudy Guiliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, can no longer practice law in New York, according to a New York appellate court.
Giuliani’s law license was suspended after a panel concluded he made ‘demonstrably false’ statements regarding the 2020 presidential election that Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden.
‘[W]e 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,’ the 33-page decision read.
Giulani, a former New York mayor, was said to have threatened the ‘public interest’ as Trump’s personal attorney and insisted his actions ‘warrant interim suspension from practicing law.’
Giuliani led the former president’s legal challenge to the 2020 presidential election results, alleging that the vote was tainted by fraud while the voting machines had been rigged to favor Biden.
Prior to joining Trump’s team, Giuliani was admitted to the state bar of New York in 1969 and worked for the Justice Department under Ronald Reagan.
Afterward, he was named U.S. In 1983, he became an attorney in Manhattan, where he remained until 1989, when he ran for and became mayor of New York City.
In January 2021, the New York Bar Association announced that it was investigating whether Giuliani’s membership should be revoked in light of his comments to a crowd of Trump supporters on January 6 before they stormed the Capitol.
Furthermore, the association said it had ‘received hundreds of complaints in recent months about Giuliani and his baseless efforts on behalf of President Trump to cast doubt on the authenticity of the 2020 presidential election and, after the vote is cast, to overturn its legitimate results’.
Additionally, Giuliani is being investigated for his foreign dealings with Ukraine.
Despite Giuliani’s removal from the Bar Association membership, the ruling Thursday prohibits him from practicing law in New York.