Rudy Giuliani photo published in Arizona fake voter scandal

Top line

Arizona authorities released a photo of Rudy Giuliani on Monday after he was jailed in Phoenix on charges of conspiring to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 presidential election in favor of the former president Donald Trump.


The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office released the photo of Giuliani, showing him smiling, hours after his treatment.

The Maricopa County Superior Court clerk told media that Trump’s former lawyer posted a $10,000 cash bond for his release.

After his release, Giuliani livestreamed his show “America’s Mayor Live” from Phoenix and mentioned his “little visit to the sheriff” at his bail station and “being fingerprinted and photographed.”

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Crucial quote

“It’s hard for me to believe that after all my years in law enforcement and government service, and all the cases I’ve successfully prosecuted, I had to run as as accused in a criminal case,” Giuliani said on his show. He then compared the situation with his indictment and conviction in the Georgia election interference case: “This time I didn’t suffer the indignity of having to walk past a group of prisoners…there were a lot of them more pragmatic. »

Key context

After weeks of trying to track him down, Arizona state officials served Giuliani with his indictment in the fake voter case during his 80th birthday celebrations last month. Just hours before being served, Trump’s former lawyer taunted state officials in a now-deleted post on X. At a virtual arraignment days later, Giuliani pleaded not guilty to the nine criminal charges brought against him. He is one of 18 people charged in the case and several other co-defendants, such as Trump’s former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward, have also pleaded not guilty. The defendants were accused of conspiring to fraudulently overturn the result of the 2020 election in Trump’s favor by signing on to a list of 11 bogus voters.

Further reading

Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to Arizona election charges – after prosecutors struggle to serve him with court papers (Forbes)

Rudy Giuliani’s Growing Legal Troubles: Here Are All the Issues Trump’s Lawyer Faces Amid Arizona Indictment (Forbes)

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