From Celebration To Summons: Giuliani’s 80th Birthday Ends With A Legal Bang

By Lisa Pelgin | Sunday, 19 May 2024 10:30 AM
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Image Credit : Getty Images - Rudy Giuliani celebrates his birthday at a party in New York City.

In a recent development, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes (D) has confirmed that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been served in the state's 2020 election case.

Mayes announced this news via a social media post, stating, “The final defendant was served moments ago. @RudyGiuliani nobody is above the law.”

Mayes's post was in response to a now-deleted post by Giuliani, in which he challenged Arizona authorities, stating, “if Arizona authorities can’t find me by tomorrow morning: 1. They must dismiss the indictment; 2. They must concede they can’t count votes.”

Giuliani, along with other allies of former President Trump and Arizona Republicans, stands accused of allegedly attempting to obstruct the lawful transfer of power in the 2020 presidential election. Prosecutors allege that they conspired to create a scenario where fraudulent electors would falsely claim election fraud, pressuring Arizona election officials to overturn the results.

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While the other defendants had already been served, Giuliani had remained elusive until now. Prosecutors had been unable to locate the former mayor turned lawyer to officially serve him the summons, a formal notice of his criminal charges.

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Online observers noted that Giuliani, who recently hosted a livestream for his 80th birthday, was wearing the same tie in his deleted post as he was during the livestream. The former mayor was hosting a birthday party in Palm Beach, Florida, with nearly 75 guests when two officials from Mayes's office served him around 11 p.m., according to sources cited by The New York Post.

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