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Examination of the Charges Against 19 Individuals Linked to Trump’s Georgia Election Scheme

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Examination of the Charges Against 19 Individuals Linked to Trump’s Georgia Election Scheme

Donald Trump, alongside 18 other individuals, faced charges in Georgia on Monday, forming part of a comprehensive indictment accusing them of illegally planning to reverse his defeat in the 2020 election and impede the smooth transition of power.

This indictment, initiated by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, comes after an over-two-year investigation, signifying the fourth criminal case against the ex-president.

Monday’s indictment includes a wide array of charges such as racketeering, public officer oath violation, forgery, making false statements, and other crimes. All those charged are required to turn themselves in to authorities by August 25.

Below is a review of the 19 individuals indicted:

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DONALD TRUMP: The former President did not accept his narrow defeat in Georgia during the 2020 general election and baselessly claimed extensive voter fraud. He appealed to state officials, including Governor Brian Kemp, to overturn his loss. Fulton County DA Fani Willis initiated an investigation into possible illegal manipulation of the election following the release of a recorded call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

RUDY GIULIANI: The previous New York mayor and Trump’s lawyer, Giuliani, propagated unproven accusations of extensive election fraud in Georgia, and he allegedly partook in organizing 16 Georgia Republicans to act as fraudulent electors.

JOHN EASTMAN: A former Chapman University law school dean, Eastman, a lawyer for Trump, played a vital role in his post-2020 election activities. He penned a memo advocating that Trump could remain in power if then-Vice President Pence invalidated the election results.

MARK MEADOWS: Trump’s chief of staff, Meadows, interfered in state investigators’ audit of absentee ballot envelopes signatures in Cobb County in December 2020. He also engaged in a January 2021 call between Trump and Brad Raffensperger.

SIDNEY POWELL: Lawyer Sidney Powell was engaged in endeavors to influence the election results, both in Georgia and elsewhere. She was also involved in accessing data and software from election equipment in rural Coffee County.

KENNETH CHESEBRO: Attorney Kenneth Chesebro collaborated with Georgia Republicans post-election, working to falsely declare that Trump had won.

JEFFREY CLARK: A U.S. Justice Department official, Clark unsuccessfully attempted to persuade Georgia officials to call a special legislative session regarding the election results.

JENNA ELLIS: Lawyer Jenna Ellis took part in a hearing in December 2020 where false claims of election fraud were made and advised that Pence should reject certified votes from Georgia and other contested states.

RAY SMITH: Georgia attorney Ray Smith contested the 2020 Georgia election results through several lawsuits and assembled witnesses for legislative subcommittee hearings.

ROBERT CHEELEY: Another Georgia lawyer, Cheeley, claimed that election workers were double or triple counting votes and spoke to legislators following Giuliani.

MICHAEL ROMAN: Michael Roman, a former White House aide, participated in the efforts to create false electors after the 2020 election.

DAVID SHAFER: As the Georgia GOP chairman, Shafer falsely declared Trump the winner in the state and took part in a lawsuit against the certification of the Georgia 2020 election.

SHAWN STILL: A 2020 finance chairman for the state GOP and newly-elected state Senator, Shawn Still falsely asserted that Trump had won Georgia.

STEPHEN CLIFFGARD LEE: According to prosecutors, pastor Stephen Cliffgard Lee attempted to pressure Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman and her daughter after false allegations of fraud against them.

HARRISON WILLIAM PRESCOTT FLOYD: Also known as Willie Lewis Floyd III, he is accused of recruiting Lee to set up a meeting with Freeman and publicist Trevian Kutti.

TREVIAN C. KUTTI: Publicist Trevian C. Kutti is accused of feigning help for Freeman, only to pressure her into a false confession of election fraud.

CATHY LATHAM: Cathy Latham, a Georgia Republican, falsely stated that Trump had won the state and was present when unauthorized access to the county’s election equipment occurred.

SCOTT GRAHAM HALL: Scott Graham Hall, a bail bondsman, is accused of involvement in unauthorized access to Dominion Voting Systems information.

MISTY HAMPTON: Misty Hampton, the elections director in Coffee County, allowed access to election equipment and software copying on January 7, 2021.

On August 15, Former President Donald Trump and 18 other allies were indicted in Georgia for their attempts to reverse his 2020 state election loss.


Corrections: Stephen Cliffgard Lee’s entry was updated to clarify that he is accused of pressuring Ruby Freeman and her daughter, not Freeman’s mother.


Reporting by Cooper from Phoenix.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword: indictment

Who are the individuals charged in the Georgia indictment connected to Trump’s election scheme?

Donald Trump and 18 other associates including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Sidney Powell, and various Georgia-based lawyers and officials.

What charges are the 19 defendants facing in the indictment?

The charges include racketeering, violating the oath of a public officer, forgery, false statements, and other offenses.

Who brought forth the indictment against Donald Trump and the 18 other associates?

The indictment was brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

What efforts were allegedly made by the defendants to overturn the 2020 election results?

The efforts include promoting unsupported allegations of widespread election fraud, planning to have fake electors, pressuring state officials, and illegally copying data and software from election equipment.

When must the defendants surrender to the authorities?

The prosecutors have mandated that all defendants must surrender to authorities by Aug. 25.

What is the significance of this indictment?

This marks the fourth criminal case brought against the former president and follows an investigation that lasted more than two years, making it one of the most significant legal challenges he faces.

Were there any unauthorized activities related to election equipment?

Yes, some of the accused were involved in unauthorized access to election equipment, copying software and data, in what the secretary of state’s office has described as “unauthorized access” to the machines.

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