Trump is facing 91 felony counts in four criminal cases in New York, Georgia, Florida, and Washington. He is separately facing a civil case in New York.
Here’s a recap of where these cases stand:
Trump and 18 other defendants are charged with criminal racketeering under Georgia’s RICO Act, due to their attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Their efforts included Trump's call to persuade Georgia’s Secretary of State to “find” over 11,000 votes, tampering with voting machines, encouraging and submitting fake presidential electors in an effort to overturn the popular vote in the state, and harassing and threatening election workers.
So far, two defendants have pled guilty in this case. One is former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, who pled guilty to 6 criminal counts on the eve of her trial. The second is Scott Hall, a bail bondsman from Atlanta, who also pled guilty. All other defendants have entered not guilty pleas at this time.
Former Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro requested a speedy trial, which will begin on October 23, 2023. The other remaining 16 defendants will face trial at a later date – Fulton County DA Fani Willis has requested a second trial begin in March 2024.
Trump is charged with four federal counts related to his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. The indictment in this case alleges that while Trump was aware of his loss, he repeatedly claimed that he won the election, and engaged with other unindicted co-conspirators in an effort to overturn the results.
Trump has pled not guilty in this case, where he is the lone defendant.The trial is currently scheduled for March 4, 2024.
This indictment includes 34 felony counts brought against Trump for falsifying business records. This case relates to alleged hush money payments that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen gave to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
The indictment alleges that Trump’s actions in directing these payments attempted to interfere with the 2016 election by failing to report campaign-related expenditures and illegally falsifying financial records to keep relevant information from voters as they prepared to cast their votes.
Trump has pled not guilty in this case. It is currently scheduled to go to trial in March 2024.
Attorney General Letitia James brought a $250 million civil case against Donald Trump, his two adult sons, and the Trump Organization for alleged fraud.
Prosecutors allege that over many years, these individuals and the company made repeated fraudulent and misleading statements overvaluing the company’s financial assets.
Days before the trial, Justice Engoron issued an early ruling, finding Trump and others liable for fraud. There are six other remaining claims the judge has to decide on in this case. However, by delivering his early ruling, which agreed with Attorney General James’ main argument, Engoron has significantly accelerated the case.
The trial began on October 2, 2023 and Justice Engoron will decide, after hearing both party's arguments and evidence, whether Trump and others will be forced to pay monetary damages and take other steps to rectify their alleged fraud.
Trump is facing 40 felony charges related to his alleged illegal retention of classified and top secret documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate after his presidency ended. The allegations in the indictment focus on Trump repeatedly refusing to hand over confidential documents for an investigation, recruiting aides and lawyers to help hide the documents, and requesting surveillance footage from his Florida estate be deleted after the FBI and Justice Department visited. Then, the indictment asserts, he lied about these actions.
Walt Nauta, a valet for Trump, and Carlos De Oliveria, Mar-a-Lago's property manager, have been charged with aiding in concealing and lying about the estate’s surveillance footage.
All three parties have pled not guilty. The trial is currently set to begin May 20, 2024.