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Former US President Trump formally arrested on election racketeering, conspiracy charges

New Delhi: Former US President Donald Trump surrendered at an Atlanta jail on Thursday, formally arresting him in the election fraud case. Now Trump will have to face the process of mug shot.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Former US President Donald Trump surrendered at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Thursday on charges of trying to overturn the 2020 Georgia election results. According to media reports, after this the jail authorities arrested him. The former US President is being held at the Fulton County Jail.

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According to the report, before Trump surrendered, a large number of his supporters had gathered outside the jail and were protesting. Supporters of the former president chanted slogans against District Attorney Fannie Willis.

This is the fourth time this year the former president has surrendered to local or federal authorities in connection with criminal charges against him. Earlier, Trump had said that he was ready to surrender before Georgia state prison officials on charges of planning to overturn the election in 2020.

In the year 2020, Trump has more than a dozen cases registered against him, including conspiring to overturn the election result of Georgia. Trump and 18 others have been accused in this case

Let us tell you that he remains the leading candidate of the Republican Party for the presidential nomination in 2024. However, his presence in the court is likely to be very brief. The Fulton County prosecution is the fourth criminal case against Trump since March, when he became the first former president in US history to be convicted.

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On Thursday, local time, Mark Meadows, who was the White House Chief of Staff during Trump’s reign, surrendered to prison officials in Georgia in the election rigging case. Dodge is accused of plotting to overturn the election results in Georgia.

According to media reports, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis recently accused Trump and 18 of his aides of conspiring to reverse his defeat to President Biden. Willis charged the former president with conspiracy, perjury and perjury of oath of office to a public official, in addition to violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law.

Willis has charged all 19 accused under the RICO Act. It can be used against anyone who uses criminal means to achieve an objective. Rico refers to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

At the same time, earlier a federal grand jury in Washington DC held a hearing against Trump. After examining special counsel Jack Smith’s arguments and evidence, the court found Trump to be an accused in a second count of trying to overturn the results of the presidential election. In this case, he also had to appear in the court.

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