Rudy Giulani surrenders at Fulton County Jail in Georgia

August 23, 2023

Former Trump attorney and co-defendant Rudy Giuliani turned himself in Wednesday at Fulton County Jail related to the investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

The Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee agreed to set bond at $150,000, according to Giuliani’s  attorney. 

Giuliani is one of 19 co-defendants, including Trump, who were indicted by a grand jury related to attempts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has given each of the co-defendants until Friday to “voluntarily surrender” or face an arrest warrant.

Along with other various charges, each of the co-defendants was charged with racketeering. Georgia’s RICO statute is much stricter than the federal statute, and a suspect could face a maximum of 20 years in prison for each racketeering count.

Ironically, Giulani built his own career on the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act when he prosecuted Mafia dons as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan in the 1980s.

Before departing New York for Georgia, Giuliani told reporters, “I’m the same Rudy Giuliani that took down the mafia that made New York City the the safest city in America.”

Giulani faces 13 charges, as does Trump, which include—along with racketeering—three counts of soliciting lawmakers to violate their oaths of office, three counts of making false statements and six conspiracy counts dealing with the recruitment of fake electors.

Giuliani is now the 12th of the co-defenants, including Trump, to agree to a bond deal ranging from $10,000 to Trump’s agreement of $200,000. 

The former New York City mayor is also among at least nine of the co-defendants to have turned themselves in and had their mug shots taken.

The others are Trump campaign attorneys Sydney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro and Jenna Ellis; Trump attorney John Eastman who authored the fake electors scheme; state legislator David Shafer; Georgia-based lawyer Ray Smith; former Coffee County GOP chair Cathy Latham; and Atlanta bail bondsman Scott Hall.

On Monday, Trump agreed to the $200,000 bond deal. That evening the former President posted on social media that he’ll be turning himself in at the Fulton County jail on Thursday.

Giuliani has also been identified as unindicted “Co-Conspirator 1” in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of Trump in his federal investigation into the 2020 Presidential election.

Though Giuliani has met with special counsel prosecutors, he has denied any claims that he has “flipped” on Trump.

Last week, Giuliani said in court he’s effectively out of cash and facing six figures’ worth of legal bills and sanctions after working for the former President.

This Tuesday it was revealed that Trump is hosting a $100,000 per person fundraiser for Giuliani at the former President’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on September 7.

PHOTO: Rudy Giuliani January 6, 2021

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