Photo edit of President Trump.
Photo edit of President Trump.

Georgia Election Case: Grand Jury Action

  • Fulton County, Georgia grand jury indicts 10 in criminal investigation against former U.S. President Donald Trump and allies.

  • The indictments are related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
  • The possibility of a televised trial means the public can see evidence presented.

Implementation of Georgia’s RICO Act

  • Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis reportedly used Georgia’s RICO Act in the charges.
  • Under the RICO Act, various crimes can be linked together for a common goal, making it hard for defense to plan a coherent trial strategy.
  • Convictions under the RICO Act could lead to lengthy prison sentences, often prompting co-defendants to seek deals for new evidence.

Pardoning Powers and Legal Consequences

  • In Georgia, the governor cannot pardon convicts; that authority belongs to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
  • To apply for a pardon, the sentence must be completed at least five years prior.
  • A U.S. president will not have the ability to pardon Trump in this specific case.

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