According to a New York court filing, Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in the state of New York due to his false statements about the 2020 election.
An Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department filed a petition before the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division to investigate numerous complaints of Giuliani’s alleged professional misconduct.
On Thursday, the court ruled that Giuliani made “demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump.”
“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,” the court wrote.
“We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee.”
Henceforth, Rudy Giuliani is suspended from practicing law in the state of New York until disciplinary matters pending before the Grievance Committee have been concluded and until further order of that Court.
The Court further ordered that Rudy Giuliani “is commanded to desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form, either as principal or agent, clerk or employee of another; that Rudy Giuliani is forbidden to appear as an attorney or counselor-at-law before any court, judge, justice, board or commission or other public authority; that Giuliani is forbidden to give another an opinion as to the law or its application or advice about the law until disciplinary matters pending before the Grievance Committee have been concluded.”