(HorizonPost.com) – Last Friday, the committee on the DC Court of Appeals overseeing attorney conduct recommended that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani be disbarred, the Washington Post reported.
The Ad Hoc Hearing Committee for Washington’s Board of Professional Responsibility determined that Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, should not be permitted to practice law in Washington DC due to his attempts to block the 2020 presidential election results in Pennsylvania.
The decision follows last December’s lengthy hearings in which the former mayor defended his decision to challenge Pennsylvania’s election results based on the information he claimed to have received at the time.
In its finding, the three-person committee determined that Guiliani’s “massive election fraud” claims were made without any evidence. They concluded that as a “sworn officer of the court,” Giuliani “forfeited his right to practice law” by pursuing the “destructive case” and therefore “should be disbarred.”
The former prosecutor had been licensed to practice law in Washington DC since first being admitted to the DC Bar in 1976. However, since 2002, Giuliani’s status at the DC Bar has been active but nonpracticing.
In an emailed statement, Ted Goodman, Giuliani’s political advisor, told the Washington Post that the Ad Hoc Hearing Committee was “persecuting” Giuliani “on behalf of the permanent corrupt regime in Washington.”
Goldman claimed that Giuliani’s persecution was “part of a larger effort” to prevent Donald Trump from having “effective counsel” from Giuliani whom he described as “objectively one of the most effective prosecutors in American history.”
The full Board of Professional Responsibility is expected to review the Ad Hoc Hearing Committee’s recommendation during oral arguments and briefings later this year.
Once the Board makes its decision, it will then be reviewed by the DC Court of Appeals which is responsible for making the final decision on disbarments.
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