$200,000 bail set for Donald Trump in Fulton County case

August 21, 2023
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The Gist: Former U.S. President Donald Trump and his attorneys have agreed to a $200,000 by the Superior Court of Fulton County, following charges on various counts including violations of the Georgia RICO Act and criminal conspiracy.

What Happened?: The bond order came as a result of mutual consent from both the State’s counsel and the defense representing Trump. Multiple counts, ranging from criminal solicitation to filing false documents, have been brought against him, with bond amounts specified for each.

By The Numbers:

  • $80,000 – Violation of the Georgia RICO Act
  • $10,000 each for:
    • Criminal Solicitation (multiple counts)
    • Criminal Conspiracy (multiple counts)
    • Filing False Documents
    • False Statements (multiple counts)

Why It Matters: This development marks a significant step in the legal proceedings involving a former U.S. President. The conditions attached to Trump’s bond emphasize not communicating with codefendants or witnesses, appearing in court as directed, and refraining from any act to intimidate or obstruct justice. Any breach of these conditions could have substantial repercussions.

What’s Next?: Trump is expected to abide by the conditions set by the court, including appearing as directed and not violating any laws. The community and legal experts will be keenly observing the next stages in this high-profile case. Trump is required to come to the Fulton County jail for processing. He must appear before Friday and has said he will report to the jail on Thursday.

⚠️ Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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