Rudy Giuliani calls RICO charges against him ‘ridiculous’

Rudy Giuliani slammed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for indicting him under the same organized crime laws he once used to fire mob bosses – calling it a “ridiculous” act by an “incompetent.” , slovenly prosecutor”.

“This is a ridiculous use of the Extortion Act. There’s probably no one who knows better than me,” says Giuliani, 79, said Eric Bolling of Newsmax in “The Balance” late Tuesday.

Giuliani became a feared prosecutor in the 1980s, in part because he used the laws against racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations — known as RICO — to kill organized crime heavyweights like “Fat Tony” Salerno, Carmine “Junior” Persico, and Paul condemn Castellano and others.

The former mayor of New York City was indicted Monday along with his client, former President Donald Trump, under Georgia’s RICO laws for allegedly attempting to overturn the results of the Peach State’s 2020 presidential election.

Rudy Giuliani appeared on Newsmax late Tuesday to discuss the charges.
Rudy Giuliani appeared on Newsmax late Tuesday to discuss the charges.
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Both he and Trump have denied any wrongdoing.

“I was the first to use it in economic cases, but… This isn’t meant for electoral disputes. I mean, that’s ridiculous what she’s doing,” Giuliani said of Willis charging him, Trump and 17 others.

“Also, I don’t know if she realizes that because she seems like a pretty incompetent, sloppy prosecutor. I mean what she did with this charge is inexcusable. If she worked for me, I would have fired her,” he insisted.

Fani Willis, Fulton County Attorney.
Giuliani slammed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (above) as “sloppy.”

At a news conference late Monday, Willis said she intends to try all 19 accused together and give them less than two weeks to surrender.

She also confirmed plans to go to court within the next six months. Should a judge approve it, Georgia would become the first jurisdiction to indict a former US president.

A Flatbush native, Giuliani boasted of his crime-fighting toughness as a former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, elected mayor in 1994.

Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani, pictured above in 2020, used RICO laws to evict mafia bosses in the 1980s.
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He later earned praise as “America’s Mayor” for his role in rebuilding the city after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Ken Frydman, who served as press secretary for Giuliani’s 1993 mayoral campaign, told The Post on Tuesday that his former boss was “supported by his own feet.”

“He caused it himself,” he said.

Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani is one of 18 people charged alongside Trump in the bombing charges.
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In a statement following the indictment, Giuliani called the allegations “an affront to American democracy.”

“It’s just the next chapter in a book of lies designed to smear President Donald Trump and anyone willing to take on the ruling regime,” he said of his client, who has been indicted four times this year alone .

“They lied about Russian collusion, they lied about Joe Biden’s foreign bribery scheme and they lied about Hunter Biden’s laptop hard drive proving 30 years of criminal activity.

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Willis said she hopes to be in court within six months.

“The real criminals here are the people who directly and indirectly promoted this case.”

In addition to Giuliani, former Trump attorneys John Eastman, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and Kenneth Chesebro are also among the defendants.


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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