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Court Ruling: Ex-Georgia Election Workers Can Seize Giuliani’s Assets Immediately

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Former Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. (Archive)

A new court order has granted the green light for former Georgia election workers Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman to immediately pursue the collection of nearly $150 million awarded to them by a jury for damages resulting from defamatory statements made by Rudy Giuliani after the 2020 election.

Typically, there is a 30-day waiting period to initiate asset claims in other states for victorious plaintiffs, but Judge Beryl Howell of the DC District Court, who presided over the trial, granted Moss and Freeman’s attorneys the authority to start the collection process immediately.

Giuliani, who had refused to disclose his financial status before the trial, failed to comply with court orders for reimbursement of the women’s attorneys’ fees, repeatedly asserted financial hardship, and claimed the verdict would be detrimental to him. Despite these claims, he continued to receive support in recent months.

In her scathing opinion, Judge Howell highlighted Giuliani’s persistent non-compliance with discovery requests, preventing any meaningful assessment of the veracity of his claimed financial difficulties. The judge underscored the irony of Giuliani’s financial woes given his consistent access to a spokesperson who accompanied him daily to the trial.

The legal team for Moss and Freeman has already identified assets owned by Giuliani in New York and Florida, including properties in both states. His New York co-op apartment, listed for sale at over $6.1 million, and a new deal for a Newsmax streaming show suggest potential income, along with other media appearances.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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