Former President Donald Trump has agreed to a $200,000 bond in the Georgia criminal case against him, where he faces charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state. This development is part of a broader legal battle surrounding Trump’s actions following his election loss.
The “consent bond order” was filed in court and signed off by Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee. Under the terms of the agreement, Trump accepts the specified bond amount, which is $200,000. The charges against Trump in this case include racketeering, criminal conspiracy, criminal solicitation, filing false documents, and making false statements.
As part of the bond agreement, Trump is bound by certain conditions.It also says the “Defendant shall make no direct or indirect threat of any nature against the community or to any property in the community; The above shall include, but are not limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media.”
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis recently filed racketeering charges against Trump and 18 others, alleging a coordinated effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
Other defendants in the case also reached agreements regarding bond packages with prosecutors. Notably, John Eastman, a lawyer accused of playing a significant role in Trump’s alleged scheme, agreed to a $100,000 bond. Eastman’s bond agreement includes conditions such as regular reporting to pre-trial supervision.
The order also holds that Eastman “shall not communicate in any way, directly or indirectly, about the facts of this case with any person known to him to be a codefendant” or witness “in this case except through his or her counsel” — conditions Trump also agreed to.
The case revolves around allegations that Trump and others were involved in a scheme to have “alternate” presidential electors cast their votes for Trump in Georgia and other states won by Joe Biden in the 2020 election.