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The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Trump surrenders to charges, released on bond

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Courtesy of Fulton County Sheriff’s Office
Donald Trump’s mugshot, the first ever of a former U.S. president.

Former President Donald Trump surrendered to pending charges related to Georgia’s 2020 presidential election today and was released on a $200,000 bond. 

Trump was charged with 13 criminal counts by the Fulton County grand jury, including charges related to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. This act is intended to prosecute perpetrators of organized crime and high-level gang activity.

After arriving at Fulton County Jail, the 45th president spent 20 minutes being processed at the facility before his release.

Several members of Trump’s inner circle also turned themselves in on Wednesday — including former lawyer and mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. All were released on bond. 

According to the Associated Press, Giuliani said that the indictment was wrongful and that he was honored to be involved.

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    “This case is a fight for our way of life,” Giuliani said. “This indictment is a travesty. It’s an attack on … the American people.”

    Trump is the first former president to be indicted. This charge is his fourth indictment.

    According to a statement issued by the Trump presidential campaign, Trump admits to no crime.

    “I’m writing to you from Trump Force One, on my way to Atlanta where I will be ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME,” the statement said.

     

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