The District of Columbia’s highest court on Wednesday suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in Washington, pending a disciplinary proceeding in New York.
The suspension by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals was triggered automatically by Giuliani’s suspension last month from practicing law in the state of New York.
Giuliani’s license to practice law in New York was suspended June 25 in a ruling that cited his “false and misleading statements” about the election loss of former President Donald Trump.
His reciprocal suspension in Washington also comes as Giuliani is under criminal investigation by that same federal agency in connection with his work in Ukraine.
Giuliani’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala, did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday from CNBC.
Giuliani’s false statements about voting in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania — all states that Biden won — were cited in the scathing, 33-page suspension order issued by a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the First Judicial Department of New York state Supreme Court on June 25.