On Thursday evening, the former United States President, Donald Trump surrendered himself to authorities in the state of Georgia in response to 13 felony charges handed down by a Fulton County grand jury.
The former President arrived at Rice Street Jail in Atlanta, where he is expected to get fingerprinted and have a mug shot taken. He will then be released on a $200,000 bond, which was negotiated earlier in the week.
Recall, that Trump was indicted in a fourth criminal investigation on August 14 after prosecutors presented evidence related to the former president and his political allies’ attempts to reverse the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 election.
Trump faced his fourth indictment since leaving office when he was charged in a 41-count indictment by the Fulton County District attorney, Fani Willis, last week, that described Trump and 18 allies as having engaged in a criminal enterprise to reverse his 2020 election defeat.
The 13 felony counts against Trump include, among others, violating the Georgia RICO Act, filing false documents, and various conspiracy charges.
With the new charges out of Fulton County, Trump now faces a total of 91 criminal counts across four different cases, several of which carry recommended prison time. He would face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years if convicted of violating the Georgia RICO Act, which is a “serious felony.”
Trump used a local commercial bondsman, Charles Shaw of Foster Bail Bonds, to post the $200,000 bond. He was released after about 20 minutes in jail on conditions that include stringent witness intimidation restrictions that have not been put in place for his co-defendants, court filings show, until he is due back in state court for arraignment.