Aiexpress – Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has filed a claim against the former president for unpaid legal fees in a recent bankruptcy filing.
In the filing on 26 January, the ex-New York City mayor mentions a potential claim for unpaid legal fees against Donald J. Trump. The exact amount of the claim remains undetermined.
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, recently experienced financial difficulties as he filed for bankruptcy. This came shortly after a federal judge instructed him to promptly settle a defamation case by paying over $148 million to two election workers from Georgia. The jury had ruled in favor of the workers, determining that Giuliani had defamed them.
Rudy Giuliani, the former personal attorney of Donald Trump, famously represented the former president in a series of lawsuits challenging the outcome of the 2020 election, which ultimately resulted in Joe Biden’s victory. However, these legal efforts proved to be unsuccessful.
Mr. Trump’s outstanding legal fees to Mr. Giuliani have already been documented. According to a report by The New York Times in August 2023, “Mr. Trump has never explicitly explained to Mr. Giuliani why he is essentially not paying him, but the former president has highlighted the fact that he lost the election-related cases.”
According to the newspaper, the former president informed his aides that he did not want Mr. Giuliani to receive any payment unless he achieved success in the case. It was also mentioned that $340,000 had already been paid to Mr. Giuliani, through Trump’s Save America PAC, to assist with his legal debt.
According to the filing, Mr. Giuliani has included a lawsuit titled “Joseph Biden Defamation Action” in which he is seeking an unspecified amount of damages. This lawsuit was filed in response to President Biden’s use of the phrase “Russian pawn” during a presidential debate in 2020. Mr. Giuliani alleges that this statement has significantly impacted his business and caused him to lose millions of dollars in clients.
In the tax filing, it is noted that there are tax refunds owed to you, including an overpayment of taxes from Mr. Giuliani’s appearance on the popular California show, “The Masked Singer.” This overpayment amounts to more than $10,000. In 2022, Mr. Giuliani showcased his singing skills on the show, performing the song “Bad to the Bone.”
The Independent has contacted representatives for Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani for comment.
According to a recent FEC filing, Mr. Giuliani received over $700,000 in donations from 13 individuals, including friends of Mr. Trump, to assist with his legal expenses following the defamation ruling. These contributions were made between August and December 2023.
In addition to that, the fund has utilized over $500,000 for covering his legal expenses, which has resulted in a remaining cash balance of $180,000.