Rudy Giuliani, a former US attorney known for pioneering the use of RICO, has been indicted on RICO charges.

Rudy Giuliani, a former US attorney known for pioneering the use of RICO, has been indicted on RICO charges.

Rudy Giuliani: From RICO Prosecutor to Indicted on RICO Charges

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In a surprising turn of events, Rudy Giuliani, the former US attorney who gained fame for using RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) laws to prosecute organized crime, has now found himself indicted on RICO charges. Giuliani, who spearheaded the Manhattan US attorney’s office in the 1980s and later served as the mayor of New York City, is facing a number of criminal charges related to his efforts to help then-President Donald Trump overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

Giuliani’s RICO Legacy

As one of the most effective prosecutors in American history, Giuliani had a stellar career taking down the Mafia, cleaning up New York City, and providing comfort to the nation following the 9/11 attacks. His use of RICO laws to dismantle organized crime syndicates is legendary and is still celebrated to this day. Giuliani’s spokesperson, Ted Goodman, often reiterates this accomplishment, highlighting his success in using RICO against the mob.

The Indictment

Late Monday, a grand jury in Georgia voted to indict Giuliani, along with 18 other defendants, including former President Donald Trump, on charges related to violating Georgia’s RICO statute. The indictment alleges that Giuliani, Trump, their co-defendants, and other individuals formed a criminal organization engaged in various illegal activities, such as false statements, impersonating a public officer, forgery, influencing witnesses, and perjury.

Specifically, Giuliani has been charged with solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, false statements and writings, conspiracy to commit impersonating a public officer, conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit false statements and writings, and conspiracy to commit filing false documents. The indictment represents a significant legal blow to Giuliani’s reputation and poses a threat to his future.

The Unexpected Twist

While Giuliani’s indictment has been met with surprise by some, prosecutors working for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had already informed him earlier this month that he was a target of their investigation. Willis has gained a reputation for utilizing RICO laws in many previous cases, making Giuliani’s charges not entirely unexpected.

Other notable figures who have been indicted alongside Giuliani include former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, and GOP lawyers Sidney Powell, John Eastman, and Kenneth Chesebro, among others.


Rudy Giuliani’s journey from being a celebrated US attorney who used RICO laws to dismantle the Mafia to now being indicted on RICO charges himself is a stunning twist in his career. It serves as a reminder that no one is above the law and that the same principles and tactics used to prosecute criminals can be turned against those who were once at the forefront of justice. The outcome of this case will undoubtedly have a significant impact not only on Giuliani’s legacy but also on how RICO laws are perceived and utilized in the future.

Note: Insider has reached out to Giuliani’s spokesperson for comment, but no response has been received at the time of writing.