Former President Trump’s mug shot made public

August 24, 2023

The Fulton County Sheriff’s office has released the mug shot taken of former President Trump when he turned himself in Thursday night on charges related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

After he was booked, Trump made brief remarks, during which he said, “This is a very sad day for America. This should have never happened.” He then repeated his unfounded claim that the 2020 election was “rigged” and “stolen.”

Trump is among 19 co-defendants who were indicted by a grand jury last week related to attempts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has given each of the co-defendants until Friday to “voluntarily surrender” or face an arrest warrant.

Along with other various charges, each of the co-defendants was charged with racketeering. Georgia’s RICO statute is much stricter than the federal statute, and a suspect could face a maximum of 20 years in prison for each racketeering count.

Trump is also facing among 13 criminal counts 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.

Altogether amid four separate indictments—two federal indictments, a New York State indictment and the Georgia indictment—Trump is facing a total of 91 criminal charges.

On Monday, Trump agreed to the $200,000 bond deal. He is among 14 of the co-defenants who have so far agreed to a bond deal, the amounts of which range from $10,000 to his $200,000. 

As of Thursday evening, the former President was among at least 12 of the co-defendants to have turned themselves in and had their mug shots taken.

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