Rudy Giuliani sued by longtime former lawyer over alleged unpaid bills

A lawyer who for years represented Rudy Giuliani in a variety of legal matters sued him on Monday.

Robert Costello and his firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, allege in the suit that the former New York City mayor owes them nearly $1.4 million.

The lawsuit claims Costello and the firm represented Giuliani during criminal investigations by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, special counsel Jack Smith and during the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee’s investigation.

Costello and the law firm also claim to have been involved with litigation surrounding more than 10 lawsuits filed against Giuliani “in various state and federal courts as well as participating in representing the Defendant in disciplinary proceedings regarding his law license in the District of Columbia” and New York.

Giuliani criticized the suit and Costello, who has been a confidant and supporter of the former mayor for decades, in a statement to CBS News.

“I can’t express how personally hurt I am by what Bob Costello has done,” Giuliani said. “It’s a real shame when lawyers do things like this, and all I will say is that their bill is way in excess to anything approaching legitimate fees.”