Rudy Giuliani is one of nine defendants who surrendered on Wednesday to the Fulton County sheriff’s office for his attempt to interfere with the 2020 Georgia election results. Giuliani had to pay 10 percent of his bail which was set at 150,000.
The former New York City mayor was indicted last week along with 18 other defendants and former president Donald Trump. Giuliani is facing 13 felony charges including violating Georgia’s RICO Act, soliciting public officials to violate oath, and making false statements.
He spoke to reporters briefly following his arrest claiming the case is “an attack on the American people”. Rudy Giuliani is one of three election lawyers for Trump charged in the case. After he surrendered he was also asked if he regretted associating himself with the former president.
He replied, “I am very, very honored to be involved in this because this case is a fight for our way of life. This indictment is a travesty. It’s an attack on not just me, not just President Trump, not just the people in this indictment, some of them I don’t even know.”
Trump is expected to surrender today for his efforts in trying to overthrow Biden’s election win. His bond is set at $200,000 and he has also agreed to limit posts about the case on social media as part of the Judge’s conditions. Both Trump and Giuliani have denied any guilt.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has given defendants until noon on Friday, August 25th, to surrender.