Former prosecutor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has been booked on racketeering charges in Atlanta. The charges, filed by Georgia prosecutors earlier this month, allege that Giuliani and 19 others, including former President Donald Trump, conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani reported to Atlanta’s Fulton County on Wednesday, joining co-defendants who surrendered prior to the deadline set by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
Giuliani, who once served as Trump’s personal attorney, is facing 13 felonies, including a violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. This anti-racketeering law is modeled after one Giuliani frequently used against the Mafia in the past. Giuliani has denied all wrongdoing, and his bail has been set at $150,000.
The charges against Giuliani stem from his alleged involvement in spreading misinformation about voter fraud during the 2020 election, including a scheme to use fake electors in swing states like Georgia to manipulate the results in Trump’s favor. Giuliani, along with Trump, also led a harassment campaign against several Georgia election workers, primarily targeting Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Shaye Moss.
Trump, who also faces 13 charges related to election interference in Georgia, is expected to surrender on Thursday. The remaining eleven defendants are expected to surrender by the Friday deadline.