Rudy Giuliani surrenders to Georgia authorities in 2020 election case

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Rudy Giuliani has turned himself in to authorities at a jail in Atlanta, Georgia, the place he’s charged in reference to an alleged scheme to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election on Donald Trump’s behalf.

The previous New York mayor, who went on to turn out to be a private lawyer to Trump throughout his time within the White Home, is one of 19 individuals who were indicted by the Fulton County district lawyer Fani Willis earlier this month, together with the previous president.

Giuliani, who grew to become a distinguished voice on the airwaves claiming election fraud within the days following Trump’s loss, is alleged by Willis to have coerced legislators in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan to “unlawfully appoint” presidential electors from their states, amongst different acts.

The 79-year-old faces 13 expenses together with a violation of Georgia’s racketeering legal guidelines. He surrendered to Fulton County authorities on Wednesday afternoon, earlier than being launched on an $150,000 bond.

A lawyer for Giuliani didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Final month, in a separate civil case introduced by two election staff who declare they have been harassed after being falsely accused of fraud by Giuliani, he conceded he had made false statements however mentioned they have been protected by the First Modification.

Trump, who additionally faces 13 expenses within the Georgia case, mentioned on Monday that he would journey to the state on Thursday to be “arrested by a radical left district lawyer”. Willis has given all defendants till Friday to voluntarily give up, however to this point simply 5, together with conservative lawyer John Eastman, have handed themselves in.

The 98-page indictment introduced towards Trump and plenty of his associates final week is one in all 4 felony instances being confronted by the previous president, who stays a transparent favorite to as soon as once more turn out to be the Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election.

Trump has been charged by federal prosecutors in Washington with trying to subvert the outcomes of the 2020 election, and individually over the alleged mishandling of delicate authorities paperwork.

He has additionally been indicted by the Manhattan district lawyer for allegedly arranging a scheme involving “hush cash” funds to an grownup movie actress. He has pleaded not responsible in all three of the sooner instances.

Willis has beforehand mentioned her workplace would this week ask the decide to set a trial date inside the subsequent six months: “We do wish to transfer this case alongside.”

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