More defendants surrender in Trump Georgia election case

  • Bond was set at $100,000 Wednesday for attorney Sidney Powell as former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants surrendered to face criminal charges in a Georgia election interference case.
  • Powell, who aggressively made false claims about ballot fraud in the 2020 presidential election, has yet to turn himself in to face charges including violating Georgia’s RICO statute.
  • Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to resign Giuliani was a Trump campaign lawyer after the 2020 election.

Attorney Sidney Powell holds a press conference at the Republican National Committee regarding litigation related to the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Nov. 19, 2020.

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Bond was set at $100,000 Wednesday for attorney Sidney Powell as former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants surrendered Wednesday to face criminal charges in a Georgia election interference case.

Powell, who aggressively made false claims about ballot fraud in the 2020 presidential election, has yet to face charges of violating Georgia’s Fraudsters and Corrupt Organizations Act.

David Shaffer and Kathy Latham, two Electoral College selectors for Trump, returned to the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta for booking early Wednesday.

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Shafer is a former chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia and Latham is a former Coffee County GOP chairman. Bonds for both were set at $75,000.

Attorney Kenneth Chesbro surrendered later Wednesday in connection with a so-called “fake” voter conspiracy for Trump that was presented to Congress in an attempt to block the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s election. Ray Smith, another attorney charged as part of the voter scheme, also surrendered.

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Fulton County Sheriffs stand guard outside the Fulton County Jail on Aug. 22, 2023 in Atlanta.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is set to surrender later Wednesday. Giuliani was the Trump campaign’s lead attorney after the 2020 election and was instrumental in efforts to overturn Trump’s loss to President Biden through court challenges and legislative actions.

Trump plans to surrender in the case Thursday evening.

Fulton County officials have given all 19 defendants in the case until Friday to surrender.

Other defendants who surrendered earlier this week included attorney John Eastman and bail bondsman Scott Hall.

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