Election fraud: After birthday party: Giuliani informed of charges

In April, Rudy Giuliani was charged with election fraud. Now an early celebration of his 80th birthday for the former lawyer of former US President Donald Trump is ending differently than expected.

Just as he was leaving a party for his 80th birthday, former President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani was served with formal notification of his indictment in the election fraud case. For weeks, the authorities had tried in vain to send Giuliani the document, as the New York Times reported on Saturday (local time).

They did not disrupt the birthday party on Friday evening, the newspaper wrote, citing a spokesman for Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes. The representatives of the authorities were waiting outside. The delivery took place after the party, “when he was walking to his car,” Giuliani spokesman Ted Goodman said. The prosecutor's office was trying to expose Giuliani, he told CNN.

Formation of a conspiracy

Several former Trump confidants were charged in the state of Arizona in April in connection with attempts to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. The defendants, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, are accused of conspiracy and fraud, among other things. They conspired to prevent the lawful transfer of the presidency to election winner Joe Biden and to keep the “unindicted co-conspirator” in office against the will of the Arizona voters, the indictment said. According to US media, this refers to Trump.

“No one is above the law,” wrote Attorney General Mayes on X and tagged Giuliani. He is the last defendant in the Arizona case to be served with the notice. For weeks, the authorities have repeatedly tried to reach Giuliani in New York. He is expected in court on Tuesday.

The long-time mayor of New York (1994-2001) does not have his birthday until May 28th. However, according to US media, a member of the Republican Party invited him to an early birthday party in Palm Beach.

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