Giuliani, the former Republican Mayor of New York City, was recently captured in a mugshot that has been widely shared in the media after his indictment, as reported by the New York Post. The charges against Giuliani are linked to his supposed participation in attempts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election.

The New York Post stated that Giuliani, who turned 80 years old in May, is facing a total of nine felony charges, which include fraud, forgery, and conspiracy. These charges are a result of allegations that Giuliani propagated false claims of election fraud in Arizona and pressured state lawmakers to manipulate the election results, ultimately declaring Joe Biden as the victor with a margin of around 10,000 votes.

Giuliani’s legal predicaments are part of a wider investigation into what has been referred to as the “fake electors” scheme. Allegedly, a group of Trump supporters made an effort to allocate Arizona’s 11 electoral votes to then-incumbent Donald Trump by submitting names of fictitious electors. Giuliani, who is the last among 18 defendants to be served in this case, was indicted by a grand jury in April. However, he was only formally served with the legal documents during his birthday celebration.

According to the outlet, Giuliani’s legal team has denounced the charges against him as politically motivated. They have proclaimed him as “the most effective federal prosecutor in U.S. history” and firmly believe that he will be completely exonerated. During his arraignment conducted remotely in a Phoenix courtroom, Giuliani pleaded not guilty to all charges and opted to represent himself. Furthermore, he voiced criticism towards the indictment.

“I do consider the indictment to be a complete embarrassment to the American legal system,” he said