Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York and Donald Trump’s lawyer has turned himself in following charges of the Georgia 2020 presidential election.
The former New York mayor was indicted last week along with Trump and 17 others, on charges that they made efforts to overturn President Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
Giuliani was accused of trying to convince state lawmakers in Georgia and other closely contested states to dismiss the will of voters and illegally appoint electoral college voters profitable to Trump.
He is also charged with making untrue statements, canvassing false testimony, and plotting to create fake paperwork to help Trump.
Bond for Giuliani, who was released after booking like the other defendants, was set at $150,000, second only to Trump’s $200,000.
Other high-profile defendants also surrendered Wednesday, including Jenna Ellis, an attorney who prosecutors say was involved in efforts to convince state lawmakers to unlawfully appoint presidential electors.
After Giuliani’s surrender, Trump wrote on his social media site;
”The greatest Mayor in the history of New York City was just ARRESTED in Atlanta, Georgia because he fought for Election Integrity.”
Trump, the early front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, has said he plans to turn himself in at the Fulton County Jail on Thursday.