The former president Donald Trump, who was arrested Thursday night in Fulton County on charges of conspiring against the 2020 Georgia presidential election results, was charged with conspiracy to alter the results.
Trump was fingerprinted, and his mugshot released shortly afterwards. He and some of his closest allies were accused of violating Georgia’s RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization). Trump was charged himself with racketeering and several conspiracy counts.
Former President Trump to be Booked in Fulton County
The indictments focus on fake electors who worked on behalf of the Trump team — those who falsely claimed to be Georgia’s official electors and signed certificates incorrectly asserting that Trump had won the state’s electorates. The minimum sentence is one year of prison for conspiracy, while racketeering charges carry a sentence between five and twenty years.
The former president’s bond was $200,000. Trump has partnered with a Georgia bonding firm to pay the bail. Charles Shaw, CEO of Foster Bail Bonds LLC in Lawrenceville, Ga., told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Trump’s bond will be issued by the company.