Rudy Giuliani was the former mayor of New York City. The court cited his work as counsel for President Donald Trump.
Thursday’s announcement by the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division was that it “immediately suspended” Giuliani’s license. However, it is an interim suspension so he will be able to reinstate it.
This decision was in response to a New York Bar Association complaint seeking Giuliani’s suspension.
The court ruled that the New York Bar Association had “continued to bear its burden of proving respondent made knowing falsified and misleading factual statements in support of his claim that the presidential elections were stolen from his client,” “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.
“There is no doubt that the respondent made misleading and false statements to the courts, legislators and the general public in his capacity of lawyer for Donald J. Trump in connection with Trump’s failed bid for reelection in 2020.}
The Appellate Division stated that “these false statements were made in order to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that, due to widespread voter fraud and victory in the 2020 United States Presidential Election was stolen from his client.” “We conclude that the conduct of respondent immediately threatens public interest. We recommend interim suspension from practicing law, pending further proceedings before Attorney Grievance Committee.”