Fulton County D.A. Fani Willis proposes March 4 trial date in Trump’s Georgia Election case

August 16, 2023

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has asked a judge to set a trial date of March 4, 2024 for former President Trump and 18 co-defendants in her case related to Georgia’s 2020 election.

According to the  court filing, Wills also asked to schedule arraignments for the 19 co-defendants for Tuesday, September 5.

A grand jury on Monday handed up an indictment of a total of 41 criminal counts against the 19 co-defendants.

Trump himself was charged with 13 counts, including violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), solicitation of violation of oath by public officer, conspiracy to commit impersonating a public officer, conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit false statements and writings, conspiracy to commit filing false documents, and conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree.

Among the 18 others indicted are Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeffrey Clark, Jenna Ellis, Sydney Powell and various local election officials including some who posed as “fake electors” amid the alleged conspiracy to overturn Georgia’s election victory for President Biden.

All 19 defendants face racketeering charges. Georgia’s RICO statute is much stricter than the federal statute. If found guilty, a suspect could face from five to 20 years in prison for each racketeering count.

Arrest warrants have been issued for all 19 co-defendants. Willis has given each of them until Friday, August 25 to “voluntarily surrender.”

The 98-page indictment against Trump in Georgia can be read here.

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