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Former Trump lawyer Giuliani posts bail in Arizona election trial

(Reuters) – Donald Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Monday he had posted $10,000 bail in Arizona on charges he tried to rig the state's 2020 election results.

Giuliani, a former mayor of New York, said on his social media show “America's Mayor Live” that he had posted his bail and was fingerprinted and given a mug shot at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

After-hours calls to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the Maricopa County Superior Court Clerk's Office, where Giuliani said he posted bail, were not returned.

“I find it hard to believe … that I actually had to come forward as a defendant in a criminal case,” Giuliani said on his show.

Just last month, Giuliani was ordered to post bail after allegedly evading authorities' attempts to serve him with court documents accusing him of attempting to rig the 2020 election.

Giuliani has pleaded not guilty to charges that he conspired to falsely claim Arizona's electoral votes for Trump in 2020 after Trump narrowly lost to Democratic President Joe Biden. His trial is scheduled to begin in October.

Giuliani is one of 18 defendants in the case brought by Arizona's Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes.

Giuliani and the other defendants are charged with conspiracy, fraud and forgery in their efforts to compile a list of Arizona electors who would support Trump in an attempt to undermine the certification of the 2020 election.

Republican Trump, who will face Biden in November's presidential election, continues to falsely claim that his defeat was the result of electoral fraud.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks in Longmont, Colorado; Editing by Miral Fahmy)

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