Rudy Giuliani’s last few months have been hectic, to say the least.
The former Mayor of New York City spent several of the last dozen weeks crisscrossing the country, hoping to find sufficient evidence of voter fraud to either overturn the results of the 2020 election, or to convince enough Americans that the election was stolen as to spread the belief. Giuliani went state to state holding press conferences, meeting with lawmakers, and making some rather large claims – a few of which have seen him on the wrong end of some rather large lawsuits.
Now, way down in the Peach State, Rudy is facing another reckoning, this time for “racketeering”.
Fani Willis, the district attorney in Fulton County, said the racketeering charge could be applied to anyone who makes overt acts using a legal entity for an illegal purpose. In this case, it would apply because the former president and his allies pressured Georgia officials to change the election outcome.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was enacted in 1970 with the purpose of combatting organized crime. The act encompasses a wide array of offenses, including kidnapping, murder, and bribery. Broadly, racketeering refers to engaging in an illegal scheme.
And Rudy’s not the only one who has potentially run afoul of Georgia authorities.
Donald Trump is also being investigated for a phone call that he made to GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger, where it appears that the then-President asked Raffensberger for assistance in altering the results of the 2020 election. Trump has considered his request to have been a “correction” and not an alteration, however, which is a major sticking point between the two sides.
Become an insider!
Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.