Trump Indicted in Georgia

by | Aug 16, 2023 | Firm News

Donald Trump was indicted for a fourth time over his attempts to stay in power after he lost the 2020 election. The indictment was issued against Mr. Trump by a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury, and it accuses him, and some of his former top advisors, of organizing a “criminal enterprise” to reverse the election results in Georgia, The indictment sets forth eight ways in which Mr. Trump and 18 other defendants allegedly obstructed the election, which include: lying to the Georgia legislature and state officials; creating a fake pro-Trump slate for the Electoral College; harassing election workers; and engaging in a cover-up. The Georgia indictment is built around the state’s RICO law, which is short for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. The RICO law has been traditionally used to dismantle criminal enterprises like the mafia and drug cartels. Overall, Mr. Trump faces 13 felony charges in this indictment. This indictment may have more importance than the two pending federal indictments against Mr. Trump for one big reason – because these are state level charges, should Mr. Trump win the presidency again, he would NOT be able to dismiss the charges or even pardon himself.