Giuliani served the indictment on his way out of his 80th birthday

Arizona’s attorney general says the former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani A chargesheet was issued in the state’s fake voter case 17 others are defendants For his role in trying to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

Arizona Attorney General Chris Mayes released the news on his X account late Friday regarding the Trump-connected attorney.

“The final defendant was served a few minutes ago. @RudyGiuliani “No one is above the law,” Mayes wrote.

Attorney General’s spokesman Richie Taylor said in an email to The Associated Press on Saturday that Giuliani faces the same charges as the other defendants, including conspiracy, fraud and racketeering charges.

Giuliani’s political adviser, Ted Goodman, confirmed that he was driving to Giuliani after his 80th birthday party on Friday night.

“We expect full justice soon,” Goodman said in a statement Saturday.

The indictment alleges that Giuliani “pressured” Arizona legislators and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to change the outcome of Arizona’s election, and that he was responsible for encouraging Republican voters in Arizona and six contested states to vote for Trump.

An unredacted copy of the indictment will be released Monday, Taylor said. Unless delayed by the court, Giuliani will appear in court on Tuesday, he said.

Mark MeadowsTrump’s former chief of staff is among those charged in the case.

Neither Meadows nor Giuliani were named in the previously released amended grand jury indictment because they had not been served with it, but they were immediately identified based on descriptions in the document. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday Lawns were provided He confirmed that he was charged with the same number of other named defendants, including conspiracy, fraud and forgery.

With the charges, Arizona became the fourth state in which associates of a former president have been accused of using false or unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud related to the election.

Giuliani faces other legal action, a bankruptcy judge said last week “Troubled” about status of case and for the deadline for failure to file financial disclosure statements. Giuliani A bankruptcy petition was filed Two former election workers were ordered to pay $148 million for spreading a false conspiracy theory about their role in the 2020 election.

Giuliani was also indicted last year Grand Jury in GeorgiaHe was accused of presiding over Trump’s efforts to get state lawmakers in Georgia to override the will of voters and illegally appoint pro-Trump Electoral College electors.

Among the defendants are 11 Arizona Republicans who submitted a document to Congress falsely declaring Trump won Arizona in the 2020 presidential election — including a former state GOP chairman, a 2022 U.S. Senate candidate and two state legislators. Other defendants include Mike Roman, Trump’s director of Election Day operations, and four attorneys accused of orchestrating the use of forged documents to persuade Congress not to certify Biden’s victory: John Eastman, Christina Pop, Boris Epstein and Jenna Ellis.

Trump was not charged, but was named as an unindicted co-conspirator.

Arizona’s 11 Republican nominees met in Phoenix on December 14, 2020, and signed affidavits declaring that they were “duly elected and qualified” voters and carried the Trump administration. One minute video The Arizona Republican Party posted the signing ceremony on social media at the time. The document was then sent to Congress and the National Archives, where it was ignored.

Biden won Arizona by more than 10,000 votes.

Eastman, who devised a strategy to persuade Congress not to certify the election, became the first person charged in Arizona’s voter fraud case. He is innocent Conspiracy, fraud and forgery charges.

Eastman issued a brief statement outside court, saying charges against him should never have been filed.

“I have had zero contact with the voters in Arizona (and) zero involvement in election cases or legislative hearings in Arizona. I am confident that at the end of this process I will be fully exonerated as the laws are faithfully applied,” Eastman said. He declined to comment further.

The 12 other people charged in the case, including nine of the 11 Republicans who submitted documents to Congress falsely claiming Trump won Arizona, are scheduled to go on trial on May 21.

Eastman encouraged GOP voters to vote in December 2020, unsuccessfully lobbied state lawmakers to overturn the election in Arizona and told then-Vice President Mike Pence that Democrats could reject voters when counting electoral votes in Congress. On January 6, 2021.

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Associated Press writers Jacques Billot and Jonathan J. Cooper and Noman Merchant in Washington contributed to this report.

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