Bonds Set for Georgia Cases Alleging Election Interference

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has officially set bonds for those charged in Georgia with alleged election interference. The amount of the bonds for each person charged varies. As with each defendant, a specific bond amount under the “bond consent order” was allocated to each charge made against each defendant.

Regarding former President Donald J. Trump’s bond, as an example,  bond was set in the amount of $80,000.00 for the count of violating the GA RICO Act and bond was set in the amount of $10,000.00 for the count of criminal solicitation. Trump’s total bond amount was $200,000.00. See full text of the bond consent orders for each of the defendants here. As reported, bond “can be posted as cash, commercial surety, or through the Fulton County Jail 10% program.”

Conditions for being released on bond are detailed and can be seen here. Examples of restrictions placed on Trump include that he “shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice. Additional restrictions include that Trump “shall make no direct or indirect threat of any nature against any codefendant; shall make no direct or indirect threat of any nature against any witness including, but not limited to, the individuals designated in the Indictment as an unindicated co-conspirators.

One notable restriction under the terms of the bond is that Trump “shall make no direct or indirect threat of any nature against the community or to any property in the community.” These restrictions “shall include, but are not limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media.”

Trump later posted to his platform “Truth Social” (Truthsocial.com) the allegation that he “assumed his bond was set at $200,000 because Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis thought he may be a flight risk.”

Featuring his irrepressible attempt at humor and derision, Trump’s complete statement on Truth Social was: “The failed District Attorney of Fulton County (Atlanta), Fani Willis, insisted on a $200,000 Bond from me. I assume, therefore, that she thought I was a “flight” risk – I’d fly far away, maybe to Russia, Russia, Russia, share a gold domed suite with Vladimir, never to be seen or heard from again. Would I be able to take my very “understated” airplane with the gold TRUMP affixed for all to see. Probably not, I’d be much better off flying commercial – I’m sure nobody would recognize me!”

D & B Staff

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