Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor known for his tough-on-crime stance, is facing charges in Georgia for his involvement in the 2020 election. Giuliani, who used the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to crack down on the mob, is now facing charges in Georgia for his efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. Giuliani’s surrender in Georgia on 13 charges marks a new low for him, who has struggled to keep up with mounting legal bills.
He is also facing three defamation suits, two from voting equipment companies and a third from a mother-daughter duo of election workers accused of manipulating ballots.
The series of proceedings has already taken a toll on Giuliani’s finances, with digital record-keeping running into the thousands and lawyers telling courts that he is struggling to pay his legal fees. Trump called Rudy Giuliani “the greatest mayor in history” of New York City after his surrender in Georgia. Giuliani served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for six years, focusing on cases targeting drug dealers and organized crime.
He was a prominent figure in the public spotlight, earning Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” award in 2001. However, Giuliani has been involved in Trump’s biggest legal and political scandals, raising questions about his worth as an asset or liability. Giuliani’s involvement in post-2020 efforts has proven personally damaging, with speculation about whether he would ever flip on Trump to cut a deal with prosecutors.