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Donald Trump Charged in Georgia Election Inquiry

Donald Trump Charged in Georgia Election Inquiry


Donald Trump, former president of the United States, has been charged with attempting to overturn his previous election defeat in Georgia.

It becomes the fourth criminal case against him in five months.

It’s not good news for his team as Trump is the leading Republican candidate for president in 2024.

Later, he denies all 13 charges against him that include racketeering and election meddling as they are politically motivated.

Fani Willis, Georgia prosecutor, launched the first investigation in February 2021 with allegations of election meddling against Donald Trump and his associates.

In a 98-page Georgia indictment made public on Monday, prosecutors listed 41 charges against 19 defendants.

Willis announced defendants have the opportunity to voluntarily surrender no later than Friday 25 August.

Otherwise, she plans to try all 19 accused together.

Besides Donald Trump, the list of alleged people includes his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani, former White House lawyer John Eastman, and former White House Chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Jeffrey Clark, a former justice department official, and two Trump lawyers, Jenna Ellis, and Sydney Powell, are also on the indictment list.

The Georgia indictment explains the defendants as a “criminal organization” as it accuses them of influencing witnesses, theft, computer trespass, and perjury.

Furthermore, violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (Rico) Act could get a maximum of 20 years in prison.