Donald Trump Indicted by Fulton Grand Jury on 13 Criminal Counts, including Racketeering (RICO) Charges
Trump booked & released on $200,000 bail, with conditions about not intimidating co-defendants or witnesses
Trump Co-Defendant Kenneth Cheseboro scheduled for trial in Georgia election interference case on October 23, 2023
41 criminal law violations enumerated in indictment, and 18 co-defendants named alongside Trump.
98-page indictment includes a broad range of schemes focused on overturning the will of voters and invalidating Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results.
These Georgia criminal charges mark 4th criminal indictment Trump faces
Donald Trump is currently facing 91 counts of violating various state and federal laws. Two of these indictments stem from alleged efforts to nullify or invalidate the results of the 2020 election. For those two indictments, he is currently facing 13 counts in state court in Fulton County, Georgia, and 4 counts in federal court in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Trump has been charged with 34 counts in New York state court, related to hush money payments he made to an adult film star while he was running for office. He is also facing 40 counts in federal court in Florida, stemming from his obstruction of justice and unlawful retention of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate after he was President.
Latest Proposed Timelines for Key Court Dates:
DA Willis has asked that the Georgia election interference case go to trial in March 2024.
The D.C. federal election interference case is scheduled to go to trial on March 4, 2024.
The New York state court hush money case is currently scheduled to go to trial in March 2024.
The Florida federal documents case is currently scheduled to go to trial in May 2024.
FULTON COUNTY INDICTMENT
A Grand Jury of citizens has indicted Donald Trump on 13 criminal counts. The regular grand jury heard from multiple witnesses, including state elections officials, about Donald Trump and his allies’ conduct in trying to overturn the will of the voters and invalidate the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Prior to the August grand jury, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis previously convened a special purpose grand jury to investigate Donald Trump and his allies to determine if they attempted to unlawfully interfere with the results of the 2020 Georgia Presidential Election. The special grand jury, after months of reviewing evidence and interviewing witnesses, filed a report recommending charges against multiple individuals, though who they recommended charging and for what is not yet known. Their report was provided to the regular grand jury as part of its consideration evaluating whether or not to indict Donald Trump and his allies.
Federal Election Interference Indictment:
Special Counsel Jack Smith led an investigation for the U.S. Department of Justice regarding Donald Trump and others’ roles in conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election. On August 1, 2023, a federal grand jury indicted Donald Trump on 4 charges related to these actions.
Donald Trump is facing 40 charges in federal court in Florida based on his alleged illegal retention of classified documents containing sensitive security information after he was President. The charges against Trump include that he illegally took these documents, ignored a court order to return them, and then lied about it, obstructing efforts to recover the documents.
A JURY OF OUR PEERS
UNDERSTANDING THE FULTON GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS
A grand jury of Georgia citizens has issued indictments related to efforts by Donald Trump and his allies’ alleged efforts to overturn the will of the voters and invalidate the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia. In so doing, the grand jury considered recommendations made by a special grand jury in January 2023.
This initial special grand jury of 23 Georgia citizens began reviewing evidence and hearing testimony related to or from at least 75 different witnesses back in May of 2022. They reviewed evidence for eight months, and ultimately recommended multiple indictments. While the indictment recommendations in their report have still not been made fully public, some portions have been released.
At the same time the special grand jury recommended indictments for certain individuals based on alleged attempts to overturn the election based on unsupported claims of “fraud”, the special grand jury found NO evidence of widespread election fraud in Georgia that could have affected the 2020 election.
The regular grand jury reviewed evidence and heard from multiple witnesses, including state elections officials in August of 2023. The indictments they issued are the result of two separate juries of American citizens and community members carefully considering the evidence and deciding criminal charges are appropriate.
Many Trump allies and supporters have already gone to prison to protect Trump, many believing that he would protect them. The indictments recommended by a grand jury in Fulton County, stand only to add to that list.