Trump ally Giuliani pleads not guilty to Georgia election subversion charges -court filing

(Reuters) – Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has dropped formal charges and pleaded not guilty in the Georgia election subversion, according to court filings on Friday.

Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor and mayor of New York City, was charged last month along with former US President Trump and 17 accomplices of attempting to overturn Trump’s 2020 election defeat before Democrat Joe Biden.

Giuliani is accused of making false statements about election fraud to officials in several states in a failed attempt to convince them to pass an alternative set of electors in the official congress. certified election results to keep Trump in power.

Giuliani and other Trump allies were also accused of making false statements to Georgia lawmakers about the election.

Trump dropped formal charges and pleaded not guilty on Thursday. The latest charges mark Trump’s fourth indictment since launching his presidential re-election campaign.

In a separate case, a US judge in Washington on Wednesday ruled that Giuliani was responsible for defaming two Georgia election workers who were the target of fraud conspiracy charges votes after the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani will now face a civil trial in federal court in Washington to determine how much he will have to pay.

(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Caitlin Webber)

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