Courthouse News reports:
A New York state judge on Wednesday ordered former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to stop stalling with excuses and produce electronic evidence to the voting technology company Smartmatic within two weeks. Noting his own experience as a judge in New York City Housing Court for seven years, Judge Cohen ruled Wednesday that Giuliani had not made a sufficient showing of financial hardship in the Smartmatic case. “I know what hardship looks like. You haven’t even come remotely close,” he said.
Instead of citing bank records or net worth statements, Giuliani’s defense lawyers filed a trio of recent news articles illustrating the former mayor’s financial condition falling apart: “Rudy Giuliani’s Consulting Firm STILL Won’t Pay Its Bills,” “Report: Rudy Giuliani Is ‘Close to Broke,’ Prepared to Go to Prison,” and “Rudy Giuliani Puts His Upper East Side Apartment Up for Sale”. “We thought these articles showing that he was close to broke would be sufficient,” Giuliani’s attorney Adam Katz said.
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A judge on Wednesday ordered Rudy Giuliani to stop stalling with excuses and produce electronic evidence to the voting technology company Smartmatic within two weeks. @jruss_jruss https://t.co/CPS38HHvuz
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