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Report: Rudy Giuliani Could Face Racketeering Charges in Georgia

Rudy Giuliani is certainly versed on the crime of racketeering. While he served as the SDNY US Attorney in the 1980’s, Giuliani used to charge to put away a number of high profile mobsters. The notoriety from these cases helped him become the Mayor of New York City.

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For the last few years, Giuliani has served as Donald Trump’s personal attorney. And some of his actions while serving Trump has been legally dubious. According to the New York Times, the state of Georgia could be open to charging Giuliani with conspiracy and racketeering charges.

Danny Hakim and Richard Fausset write that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is looking into Giuliani. “The misinformation spread by Mr. Giuliani could prove problematic, as Ms. Willis said in her letters that she would review ‘the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies.’ Georgia law bars ‘any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement’ within ‘the jurisdiction of any department or agency of state government.'”

The report continues, “Ms. Willis is also open to considering not just conspiracy but racketeering charges. As she put it in the interview, racketeering could apply to anyone who uses a legal entity — presumably anything from a government agency to that person’s own public office — to conduct overt acts for an illegal purpose. In this case, it applies to the pressure the president and his allies exerted on Georgia officials to overturn the election.”

You can read the full piece here



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