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Giuliani Disbarred From the Practice of Law in New York


Giuliani Disbarred From the Practice of Law in New York

Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and a longtime ally of former President Donald J. Trump, has been disbarred from the practice of law effective immediately, a New York State appellate court ruled on Tuesday.

Mr. Giuliani, 80, has filed for bankruptcy and owes $148 million to two Georgia women stemming from a judgment in a defamation case.

The 31-page order disbarring Mr. Giuliani from practicing law in New York largely focused on his work as the personal lawyer for Mr. Trump and his 2020 presidential campaign, as well as on lies Mr. Giuliani told in numerous forums that were “designed to create distrust of the elective system of our country in the minds of the citizens and to destroy their confidence in the legitimacy of our government.”

“The seriousness of respondent’s misconduct cannot be overstated,” the court said, finding Mr. Giuliani had “flagrantly misused his prominent position as the personal attorney for former President Trump and his campaign.”

“He baselessly attacked and undermined the integrity of this country’s electoral process,” the court said, adding that in doing so, Mr. Giuliani had “not only deliberately violated some of the most fundamental tenets of the legal profession, but he also actively contributed to the national strife that has followed the 2020 presidential election, for which he is entirely unrepentant.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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