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Arizona officials release mug shot of Rudy Giuliani after he pleaded not guilty in election rigging case

Maricopa County Sheriff's Department

Mug shot of Rudy Giuliani taken on June 10, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona.



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The trial of Rudy Giuliani took place in Phoenix on Monday, just weeks after he pleaded not guilty in Arizona to charges of conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump's former lawyer has been given 30 days to appear in court and be photographed and fingerprinted, a Maricopa County court commissioner said, following a problematic attempt by agents from the Arizona Attorney General's Office to serve the indictment on Giuliani last month.

Giuliani was arrested on May 17 in Palm Beach, Florida, at his 80th birthday party hosted by a GOP operative. Prosecutors in Arizona spent weeks trying to track down the former New York mayor, finally finding him through his podcasts.

An Arizona grand jury last month indicted more than a dozen Trump allies, including the fake electors and several people associated with his campaign, for their efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat.

“This is another example of partisan actors weaponizing the criminal justice system to influence the 2024 presidential election through outrageous charges against President Trump and anyone willing to take on the Washington political class,” said Ted Goodman, a spokesman for Giuliani.

Goodman added that Giuliani “will be fully vindicated.”

The Arizona indictment is just the latest legal problem for Giuliani stemming from his time as Trump's lawyer following the 2020 presidential election. He filed for bankruptcy in December, just days after a jury ordered him to pay nearly $150 million to two former Georgia election workers for making defamatory statements about them.

Giuliani is also an unindicted co-conspirator in Trump's federal election tampering case; he faces 13 charges in the Georgia election tampering case, which has been stayed indefinitely by a state appeals court; and he is being sued for defamation by election technology companies Dominion and Smartmatic, which he falsely accused of rigging the 2020 election.

This story has been updated with additional reporting.

CNN's Veronica Stracqualursi and Zachary Cohen contributed to this report.

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