Davidoff Butcher & Citron LLP filed a lawsuit against Giuliani in New York.
September 18, 2023, 9:24 p.m.
Rudy Giuliani owes nearly $1.4 million to the law firm that defended him during numerous criminal, civil and congressional investigations, the Davidoff Butcher Firm. & Citron LLP, said in a new lawsuit filed Monday in New York.
Giuliani has paid $214,000 to the firm since November 2019, when he retained Robert Costello, a partner at the firm, according to the lawsuit.
Costello represented Giuliani in criminal investigations in New York, Georgia and Washington, the January 6 House investigation, 10 civil suits in various state and federal courts and disciplinary proceedings involving the license of Giuliani’s lawyer.
“In violation of the Service Agreement, Defendant failed to pay Plaintiffs the balance of $1,360,196.10 of the total amount owed, although properly demanded,” the lawsuit states. Giuliani made a payment to the company last month in the amount of $10,000.
The trial marks a stunning turn in the relationship between Giuliani and Costello, which dates back about 40 years, when Giuliani was Manhattan’s U.S. district attorney and Costello was one of his deputies.
Costello declined to comment.
A spokesperson for Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Giuliani recently pleaded not guilty to criminal charges filed in Fulton County, Georgia, that accused him of conspiring with former President Donald Trump and 17 others to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state. He is represented by a local lawyer.
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