A Fulton County grand jury returned a 41-count indictment against former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies for conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.
The 98-page indictment includes racketeering charges against Trump along with a dozen other felonies, including solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree, and false statements and writings.
The 19 charged in the case, as listed by CNN below, all face racketeering charges that they “unlawfully conspired and endeavored to conduct and participate in a criminal enterprise” after Trump’s loss in Georgia.
Donald Trump, former US president
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer
Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff
John Eastman, Trump lawyer
Kenneth Chesebro, pro-Trump lawyer
Jeffrey Clark, Justice Department official
Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign lawyer
Robert Cheeley, lawyer who promoted fraud claims
Mike Roman, Trump campaign official
David Shafer, Georgia GOP chair and fake elector
Shawn Still, fake GOP elector
Stephen Lee, pastor tied to intimidation of election workers
Harrison Floyd, leader of Black Voices for Trump
Trevian Kutti, publicist tied to intimidation of election workers
Sidney Powell, Trump campaign lawyer
Cathy Latham, fake GOP elector tied to Coffee County breach
Scott Hall, tied to Coffee County election system breach
Misty Hampton, Coffee County elections supervisor
Ray Smith, lead campaign attorney for Trump in Georgia
District Attorney Fani Willis said during a press conference late Monday night that she was giving the defendants until noon on Friday, Aug. 25 to voluntarily surrender.
“The grand jury returned a true bill of indictment in a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia,” Willis said.
Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney signed off on the indictments just after 9 p.m. on Monday night. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has been assigned as the presiding judge over the case.
Willis said she would propose a trial date within the next six months.
See the charges in the document below supplied by GPB News.
Trump called for Georgia officials to fraudulently declare him the victor in the 2020 presidential election, including asking Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a taped phone call to find additional votes to make him the winner instead of President Joe Biden.
In addition, Trump surrogates unlawfully copied voting data from the Coffee County elections office and put forth a slate of 16 Republicans as “alternate electors” ready to fraudulently certify Trump won Georgia.
This will be Trump’s fourth indictment, the most recent coming from a federal grand jury into Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump responded to the indictment on Truth Social by calling it, as he has with the other indictments, a “witch hunt.”
Trump refers to a set of charges that briefly appeared on the Fulton County Courts website yesterday before being removed. The list of charges corresponds with what Trump and his allies were indicted on Monday night.
On Tuesday morning, Raffensperger released a short, two-sentence statement with his thoughts on the indictment.
“The most basic principles of a strong democracy are accountability and respect for the Constitution and rule of law. You either have it, or you don’t,” Raffensperger wrote.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.