First defendant in Trump Georgia election case surrenders at county jail

Vehicles drive into an entrance to the Fulton County Jail on August 21, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The first of the 19 co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump surrendered for booking at a jail in Atlanta on Tuesday.

Scott Hall, a Georgia bail bondsman charged with seven criminal counts, was booked and as of 9:20 a.m. ET, had yet to be released, according to the jail’s website.

All the co-defendants in the case, including Trump, must surrender at the Georgia jail by Friday. Trump, who faces 13 criminal counts in the case, said on social media late Monday that he would surrender on Thursday.

Trump’s announcement came hours after a judge in Fulton County set his bond at $200,000 and barred him from numerous forms of potential witness intimidation.

Hall’s bond was set at $10,000.

The 41-count indictment was brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who alleges that Trump and his co-defendants illegally conspired to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.

Hall is charged with violating Georgia’s racketeering law, conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit a felony and conspiracy to defraud the state.

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