On Monday, Rudy Giuliani was subject to a lawsuit filed by his former attorneys, alleging an outstanding amount of around $1.4 million in legal costs that remain unpaid.
The action was initiated by Robert Costello, a partner at the law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, who filed it in a New York court. The lawsuit alleges that the firm acted as legal representation for Giuliani and rendered a range of legal services between November 2019 and July 2023. The lawsuit contends that Giuliani is indebted for an amount over $1.57 million in legal expenses, yet has just remitted a sum of $214,000. Costello is in pursuit of the outstanding amount, along with accrued interest.
Recently, Giuliani, along with Trump and 17 other defendants, was accused in Georgia as part of a comprehensive racketeering case associated with endeavors to invalidate the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election in the state. Costello’s law firm provided legal representation for Giuliani in a portion of the aforementioned inquiry, as well as in the case led by special counsel Jack Smith regarding the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
In a statement provided to NBC News, Giuliani offered a response to the lawsuit, asserting that the costs mentioned in the legal documents were “way in excess” than what could be considered reasonable or acceptable.
Giuliani emphasized the significant impact it has had on him “I can’t express how personally hurt I am by what Bob Costello has done. It’s a real shame when lawyers do things like this, and all I will say is that their bill is way in excess to anything approaching legitimate fees.”
Costello issued a response to Giuliani on the subsequent Monday via CBS News, “How can he take a personal affront when he owes my firm $1.4 million? For almost four years he received bills and never complained (and never paid).”
“He only said they were excessive when we told him we would sue. It’s too late for that frivolous claim as he will find out in court,” Costello added. “I’m sorry he took the low road here because he is feeling desperate.”
According to reports, the previous mayor of New York City has encountered difficulties in meeting his substantial legal expenses associated with his involvement in legal matters pertaining to his work for former President Trump subsequent to the 2020 presidential election. Giuliani has just put his renowned residential property in Manhattan on the market, while concurrently engaging in the promotion of videos on the platform Cameo as a means to generate financial resources.
Former President Donald Trump organized a fundraising event at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where attendees were required to pay $100,000 per plate. The purpose of this event was to generate financial support for the former New York City mayor.
Giuliani left this year’s 9/11 memorial early because of who decided to show up.
I just left some of the families. Heartbroken https://t.co/qPBJDU8hNj
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 11, 2023
When terrorists flew commercial planes into the Twin Towers that morning, they forever changed the landscape of New York and the hearts of those who love America. There were many heroes that day and those who immediately gave selflessly should not be forgotten.
Giuliani was on the scene for days, breathing in the toxic dust that subsequently killed many of the survivors and rescuers that day through cancer. But this 22 year anniversary of the attacks on United States soil saw those who do not respect our borders appear in New York as the day was remembered.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, neither of whom support policing our borders and both of whom are charged with exactly that, were in attendance.
Asked by Newsmax host Greg Kelly for his thoughts on the 22nd anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, Giuliani said, “You know, today I’m thinking, unfortunately, that our country is in more danger than it was before September 11, largely because of Biden and two of the people that were there today, Harris and Mayorkas.”
Giuliani went on the say that the appearance of the two Biden administration officials caused him to to decide to leave the ceremony early.
He continued, “It really prompted me and I think Bernie to leave a little bit earlier than we would. It’s hard to be there with them, thinking of the millions and millions of people that have come across the border. We don’t know who they are and all of our improvements in anti-terrorism are intelligence, and intelligence doesn’t work if you don’t know who’s coming in.”
The former Mayor summed up the audacity of Harris and Myorkis to appear at the commerative gathering in a nutshell.
Giuliani — who was mayor of New York City at the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — went on to condemn Harris’ speech comparing the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots to 9/11 and the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
“That’s an unbelievable insult to the people who lost their lives on September 11th and in Pearl Harbor,” he protested.