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Fulton County Sheriff Comments On Procedure In Trump Indictment

Donald Trump has been given a noon deadline to surrender himself to the Fulton County Jail in Georgia and face charges relating to the 2020 presidential election.

The former President is one of 18 co-defendants facing 41 counts of racketeering conspiracy, in relation to a pressure campaign to overturn the election.

Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat has warned Trump and his associates that they should ‘turn themselves in’ by the August 25 deadline or face arrest.

He added that, unless his office is told otherwise, the usual mugshots and fingerprinting process will be conducted when Trump arrives at the county jail.

District Attorney Fani Willis indicted the group on Monday evening, shortly after a grand jury voted to bring forth 41 charges of racketeering over their attempts to coerce Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Secretary of State, into finding the votes needed for a Trump victory.

‘At this point, based on guidance received from the District Attorney’s office and presiding judge, it is expected that all 19 defendants named in the indictment will be booked at the Rice Street Jail,’ Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said.

With Trump and his associates now facing charges of conspiracy and fraud over the election results, both Republicans and Democrats have called for further investigation and justice.

The 41-count indictment also names Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former state Republican Party chair David Shafer.

The other co-defendants are lawyers John Eastman, Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, Jenna Ellis, and Ray Smith.

The Sheriff’s office warned ‘due to the unprecedented nature of this case, some circumstances may change with little or no warning.’

Trump has already been charged with three other separate counts relating to the campaign, however, he has not been convicted of any of these.

Sadly for Democrats, however, the Georgia indictment could also be the first time he gets his mugshot taken.

The charges come following the investigation and case into Trump and allies’ efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia and the pressure campaign for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to ‘find the votes’ needed for a Trump victory there.

Fowler County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, ‘The jail is open 24/7. Also, due to the unprecedented nature of this case, some circumstances may change with little or no warning.’

For now, it remains to be seen whether Trump will actually turn up to the pending arraignment or continue to avoid the long arm of the law despite his three previous indictments.

Either way, this case is sure to add to the ever-growing list of controversies surrounding the always controversial former President of the United States.

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