Lawyers want Giuliani investigated, license suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyers’ group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York’s courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law license suspended over his work promoting former United States (US) president Donald Trump’s false allegations over the 2020 election.

Lawyers Defending American Democracy (LDAD), which includes former judges and federal attorneys among its members, sent

the complaint on Wednesday to the Attorney Grievance Committee of the state’s court system saying Giuliani had violated the rules of professional conduct.

“Giuliani has spearheaded a nationwide public campaign to convince the public and the courts of massive voter fraud and a stolen presidential election,” the complaint said.

The complaint called for the committee to investigate Giuliani’s conduct, including his comments at a rally before rioters stormed into the US Capitol, and to suspend his law licence immediately while any investigation is being done.

A message was left with the committee seeking comment.

An investigation would be the first step in a process that could lead to a disbarment.

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) separately has opened an inquiry into whether he should be expelled from that organisation, which is a voluntary membership organisation.

An email seeking comment was sent to Giuliani’s representative.

US attorney and politician Rudy Giuliani. PHOTO: AP