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Giuliani Surrenders in Georgia, Calls Conspiracy Charges 'A Travesty'

Rudy Giuliani, a campaign lawyer for Donald Trump who was indicted with him in Georgia, surrendered Wednesday and was booked on 13 charges related to trying to overturn the 2020 election, USA Today reports. "This indictment is a travesty," Giuliani said outside the Fulton County jail as city crew workers set up portable toilets for Thursday, when Trump's booking is expected to bring an even larger crowd. "It’s an attack not just on me, not just on President Trump, this is an attack on the American people." Giuliani was freed on $150,000 bond, of which he had to post 10%, and put on similar restrictions as others in the case, under an agreement negotiated by lawyers Brian Tevis and John Esposito. Esposito will represent Giuliani through the trial.

Conditions include prohibitions against intimidating co-defendants or witnesses, and against communicating with co-defendants other than through their lawyers. Giuliani must check in with pretrial services every 30 days. Giuliani spoke with Trump. "I talked with the president today. I wished him well," Giuliani said. "I have every confidence in him. What they are doing to him is an assault on the American Constitution. And I say to my American citizens this could happen to you if you don't stop this. You have to stop this." Giuliani, who is among 19 defendants in the case, is charged with racketeering, three counts of soliciting lawmakers to violate their oaths of office, three counts of making false statements and six conspiracy counts dealing with the recruitment of fake electors. Giuliani served as mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. He also is a former U.S. Attorney who prosecuted members of the mafia under a federal version of the racketeering statute under which he is charged.


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