Qhen Trump surrendered in Georgia on Thursday night – securing the first photograph of a former president in a police context – seven co-defendants had still not surrendered, something they did this morning, within the deadline set by the prosecution.
Almost all – except one of the accused – agreed in advance on the amount and terms of bail with Fani Willis, the prosecutor in charge of the case, and were released.
Harrison William Prescott Floyd, accused of harassing a Fulton County election official, failed to negotiate bail in advance and remained in jail after turning himself in on Thursday.
Following the surrender process, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee is expected to establish charges for each of the defendants in the coming weeks.
The case is extensive and the logistics of bringing it to trial are likely to be complicated. Legal maneuvering by several of the accused has already begun.
Three of them — former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and former Georgia GOP chairman David Shafer — are seeking to take their cases to court. a federal court.
A judge will hear arguments on Meadows’ request on Monday and Clark’s request on Sept. 18. There is speculation that Trump will also try to appeal to federal court.
The Fulton County indictment is the fourth criminal case against Trump since March, when he became the first former president in U.S. history to be prosecuted.
Donald Trump is one of 19 people accused in Georgia of trying to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which the Republican lost to the current President, Democrat Joe Biden, by a narrow margin.
This criminal charge originated in a telephone call, dating back to January 2021, when the former president asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to get him enough votes to win in the state.
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