• Sun. Jun 9th, 2024

Trump and all 18 co-defendants have now surrendered in Georgia election case

Trump and all 18 co-defendants have now surrendered in Georgia election case

Stephen Lee.
Stephen Lee. From Marter4Congress/YouTube

Stephen Lee, the Illinois-based pastor accused of intimidating a Georgia election worker after the 2020 election, has surrendered at the Fulton County jail – the last of 19 defendants charged in the Georgia election interference case to do so.

District Attorney Fani Willis charged Lee with five state crimes, including violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law, influencing a witness, and conspiring to solicit false statements.

Prosecutors say Lee participated in a plot to pressure an Atlanta worker into falsely admitting that she committed massive fraud against former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

The election worker, Ruby Freeman, called 911 after Lee knocked on her front door in December 2020. When a police officer confronted Lee in his car, Lee said he was trying to “get some truth on what’s going on,” according to police body camera footage obtained by CNN.

Now that Lee has surrendered, all 19 people charged in the case, including Trump, have surrendered to law enforcement.

All but one of the defendants have surrendered after negotiating a bond deal with prosecutors, allowing for a fast booking process at the Fulton County jail. The 18 agreements allow each defendant to be out on bond during the course of their legal case, as opposed to remaining in custody.

The bonds range from $10,000 to former President Trump’s $200,000 agreement.

Each of the 18 defendants has also pledged to a standard set of conditions, including prohibitions on discussing the case with witnesses or one another.

The one defendant who did not negotiate before turning himself in, Harrison Floyd, remains in law enforcement custody while he awaits a bail hearing.

Here’s a list of the 19 people charged in the Georgia case, according to the indictment:

  • Donald Trump, former US president
  • Rudy Giuliani, Trump lawyer
  • Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff
  • John Eastman, Trump lawyer
  • Kenneth Chesebro, pro-Trump lawyer
  • Jeffrey Clark, top Justice Department official
  • Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign lawyer
  • Robert Cheeley, lawyer who promoted fraud claims
  • Mike Roman, Trump campaign official
  • David Shafer, Georgia GOP chair and fake elector
  • Shawn Still, fake GOP elector
  • Stephen Lee, pastor tied to intimidation of election workers
  • Harrison Floyd, leader of Black Voices for Trump
  • Trevian Kutti, publicist tied to intimidation of election workers
  • Sidney Powell, Trump campaign lawyer
  • Cathy Latham, fake GOP elector tied to Coffee County breach
  • Scott Hall, tied to Coffee County election system breach
  • Misty Hampton, Coffee County elections supervisor
  • Ray Smith, Trump campaign attorney

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