Rudy Giuliani faces ethics charges in DC over failed election arguments


Rudy Giuliani faces ethics charges in DC over failed election arguments

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Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, faces ethics charges in Washington, DC, following his unsuccessful arguments in a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate up to 1.5 million votes in Pennsylvania .

According to June 6 complaint by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility.

But those documents were unsubstantiated, unrelated to Trump voters, involved conduct outside the counties being prosecuted, and were “isolated incidents” that could not have affected the president’s 80,000-plus margin of victory. Joe Biden in the state, the council said in its complaint.

Giuliani represented two voters whose incorrect ballots were properly ignored by county officials, according to the ethics complaint. Rather than asking for both ballots to be counted, Giuliani instead sought to invalidate the tally of up to 1.5 million votes in counties that allowed voters to remedy their flawed absentee ballots.

The ethics complaint alleges that Giuliani engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice by arguing matters “without a non-frivolous legal basis.”

Giuliani has been on inactive and non-practicing status in Washington, D.C., since 2002. He was provisionally suspended there in July 2021 following his temporary suspension the previous month in New York for “patently false and misleading statements” claiming that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

Hats off to Law.comthe Blog Legal Profession, Law360 and Reuterswhich covered the ethics complaint.

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