Rudy Giuliani facing ethics charges over Trump election role – National
Rudy Giulianione of Donald Trump The key lawyers in the then-president’s failed attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election must now respond to ethics charges, the latest career slap after a license The law is suspended in New York and the District of Columbia.
The Office of Discipline Counsel, the disciplinary branch of the District of Columbia Attorneys, filed charges against the former federal prosecutor and the mayor of New York alleging that he promoted voter fraud allegations without base in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit was filed on June 6 and went public on Friday.
At issue were the statements Giuliani made in support of a Trump campaign lawsuit aimed at overturning the Pennsylvania election results. That lawsuit, which sought to invalidate 1.5 million ballots by mail, was dismissed by the courts.
The attorney general’s office said Giuliani’s conduct violated Pennsylvania’s Code of Professional Conduct “in that he brought a proceeding and asserted matters therein without frivolous grounds on law and practice to do so” and “that he has committed an act prejudicial to the authority of justice. ”
Attorneys have asked the DC Court of Appeals’ Committee on Professional Responsibility to resolve the matter. Giuliani has 20 days to respond, according to the filing. A Saturday attempt to contact attorneys for Giuliani was unsuccessful.
It is the latest step against Giuliani for his role in Trump’s debunked claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.
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Last June, an appeals court suspended him from practicing law in New York because he made false statements while trying to ask the courts to overturn Trump’s defeat. An attorney disciplinary committee has asked the court to suspend his license to practice on the grounds that he violated codes of professional conduct when he promoted the theory that the election had been beaten. theft through fraud.
DC Bar temporarily suspended him last July despite the fact that the implication of that action was questionable, given that Giuliani’s license to practice in Washington had been defunct since 2002.
News of the attorney’s actions follows the first public hearing of the House committee investigating the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021. Giuliani held hourly meetings with the committee last month.
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