A New York court has suspended then-President Donald Trump’s most prominent attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, from the practice of law in that state over Giuliani’s claims of rampant fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
“We 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,” a five-judge New York Supreme Court appellate panel concluded in a per curiam opinion issued Thursday.
“These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client. We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings,” the judges added.
The court panel said an interim suspension, like the one it imposed on Giuliani, is an unusual remedy reserved for only the most serious cases of alleged misconduct.