Former US President Donald Trump and his co-defendants, totaling 18 individuals, have adhered to the deadline for surrendering themselves at Fulton County Jail regarding charges related to election interference.
By the noon cutoff on Friday (16:00 GMT), each of the 19 defendants, including Trump, had reported to Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who filed the indictment against the former president and his associates earlier this month, had warned of arrest warrants for those failing to comply.
Prosecutors in Georgia have alleged that Trump and his co-defendants conspired to “illegally alter the outcome” of the 2020 US election in the state, though they have denied any wrongdoing.
Almost all of those charged, except one, had previously arranged for a bond agreement. Upon their arrival at the jail this week, they were promptly released after making a partial payment of their bond, along with having their fingerprints and photographs taken.
Willis has requested that arraignments in this case, where the accused will formally hear the charges against them and enter their pleas, be scheduled for the week of September 5.
Donald Trump, the leading contender for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination, voluntarily presented himself at Fulton County jail at around 7:30 pm (23:30 GMT) on Thursday.
During his brief visit, lasting approximately 20 minutes, Trump made history as the first former US president to have his photograph taken at the facility. Subsequently, he was released on a $200,000 bond.
He is confronting 13 charges in this legal matter, encompassing allegations of racketeering, solicitation of a public official to breach their oath of office, submission of false statements, participation in a conspiracy to commit forgery, and involvement in a conspiracy to impersonate a public officer.
Trump vehemently denies any wrongdoing and asserts that Georgia prosecutors are attempting to undermine his potential re-election bid.
The ex-mayor of New York City, who also formerly acted as Trump’s private attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, is confronted with an identical tally of charges as Trump, surpassing all other co-defendants in number.
Prosecutors have alleged that Giuliani led the campaign in Georgia, where he stands accused of disseminating false information, soliciting fabricated testimonies, engaging in a conspiracy to fabricate fraudulent documentation, and urging state legislators to breach their sworn commitments.
Giuliani vehemently denies any wrongdoing. He turned himself in on Wednesday and was subsequently released on a $150,000 bond.
Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff for Trump, faces the same legal framework as all co-defendants – charges under Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, often abbreviated as RICO.
In addition to these RICO charges, Meadows has also been accused of soliciting a public officer to breach their sworn duty.
Meadows voluntarily turned himself in on Thursday and was subsequently released upon posting a $100,000 bond.
John Eastman, a conservative attorney, earned recognition as the primary legal architect behind the nationwide initiative to maintain Trump’s presidency following his 2020 electoral defeat to President Joe Biden.
The former dean of the Chapman University Law School in Southern California voluntarily presented himself on Tuesday and underwent booking procedures related to nine charges.
Eastman, prior to his surrender, conveyed a statement through his legal representatives, asserting, “I am here today to surrender to an indictment that should never have been brought. I am confident that, when the law is faithfully applied in this proceeding, all of my co-defendants and I will be fully vindicated.”
Following his surrender, he was granted release upon posting a $100,000 bond.
A lawyer who was involved with the Trump campaign, Chesebro, stands accused of aiding a strategy across Georgia and other states aimed at manipulating the electoral process to delay the certification of Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
Notably, Chesebro is the sole defendant who has requested a “speedy trial,” a request that was granted by a judge this week, with a trial set to commence on October 23.
Subsequently, several other defendants have sought to “sever” their cases from Chesebro’s, citing concerns about the timing.
Chesebro surrendered on Wednesday and was subsequently released upon posting a $100,000 bond.
A former official from the US Department of Justice is facing allegations of attempting to leverage his position to push forward a scheme aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election.
He voluntarily turned himself in on Friday, facing two charges: racketeering and making false statements and documents. He was subsequently released upon posting a $100,000 bond.
The attorney who represented Trump faced charges related to racketeering and soliciting a public official to breach their oath of office.
She voluntarily surrendered on Wednesday and was granted release upon posting a $100,000 bond.
The trial lawyer from Georgia played an active role in public hearings alongside state legislators, where he promoted baseless allegations of election fraud and provided fabricated evidence to substantiate these claims, as asserted by prosecutors.
Cheeley is facing a total of 10 charges, including the charge of perjury.
He voluntarily surrendered on Friday and was subsequently released upon posting a $50,000 bond.
The individual identified as a Trump campaign staffer faced a total of seven charges.
On Friday, he voluntarily presented himself, and a bail amount of $50,000 was set.
The ex-chairman of the Georgia Republican Party was allegedly slated to act as a “fraudulent elector” as part of the scheme aimed at challenging the Georgia election outcome, as outlined in the indictment.
Following his voluntary surrender on Wednesday and subsequent release upon posting a $75,000 bond, he notably selected his mugshot as his profile picture on X, the social media platform formerly referred to as Twitter.
A Georgia state senator, Still, was alleged to have been designated as a “fraudulent elector” in the plot, as prosecutors have claimed. He reportedly signed documents affirming Trump’s victory in the 2020 election.
Facing a total of seven charges, Still voluntarily surrendered in the early hours of Friday and was subsequently released on a $10,000 bond.
The Lutheran pastor stands accused of aiding in the coercion of an election worker to make false admissions of fraud.
Confronting a set of five charges, he was the final defendant to voluntarily surrender on Friday.
Floyd, a former Marine and the head of “Black Voices for Trump,” faces charges related to attempts to intimidate an election worker into making false confessions about voter fraud.
Notably, Floyd had a prior arrest record, having been apprehended for assaulting an FBI agent in Maryland.
In contrast to other defendants, he was the sole individual who was not promptly released upon his voluntary surrender on Thursday.
The publicist based in Chicago, known for her past collaborations with Kanye West, voluntarily turned herself in on Thursday.
Kutti is confronted with three charges, as prosecutors assert that she engaged in acts of intimidation against an election worker. Her bond has been established at $75,000.
Powell, who served as Trump’s campaign lawyer in the 2020 election, was prominently associated with the former president’s dissemination of misinformation following the election.
In Georgia, she is confronted with a total of seven charges, some of which are linked to a breach of voting systems in Coffee County, located in the southeastern region of Atlanta.
Powell voluntarily presented herself on Wednesday and was subsequently released upon posting a $100,000 bond.
Cathy Latham was identified as another individual designated as a “fraudulent elector” in Georgia, as outlined by the prosecution.
Her set of 11 charges is also linked to the alleged voting systems breach in Coffee County. It’s worth noting that she formerly held the position of county chair for the Republican Party in that area.
Latham voluntarily surrendered on Wednesday and was subsequently released upon posting a $75,000 bond.
On Tuesday, Hall, a bail bondsman, was the initial defendant to voluntarily surrender.
He is confronted with a total of seven charges, which encompass allegations related to his involvement in the breach of a voting machine in Coffee County.
Hall was subsequently granted release upon posting a $10,000 bond.
Hampton, the ex-election supervisor of Coffee County, is now facing a set of seven charges that are tied to allegations suggesting her involvement in the breach of voting systems.
She chose to surrender in the early hours of Friday and was subsequently released upon posting a $10,000 bond.
The lawyer who worked with the Trump campaign is now facing a total of 12 charges, all stemming from his testimony before Georgia legislators.
He voluntarily presented himself on Wednesday and was granted release upon posting a $50,000 bond.