Trump is booked into Fulton County jail after surrendering to Georgia authorities


Former president Donald Trump on Thursday has been launched from custody after he surrendered to and was briefly positioned beneath arrest by officers with the Fulton County, Georgia sheriff’s division on the Fulton County jail in northwest Atlanta.

Mr Trump, who was indicted on 15 August following a sprawling election interference probe overseen by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, was booked into the Fulton County jail on 13 separate fees, together with a single cost of allegedly violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute.

The former president’s give up comes after lots of his highest-profile co-defendants cycled out and in of the identical facility in latest days, together with his former private lawyer, ex-New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Mark Meadows, his final White House chief of employees.

But not like these former allies turned co-defendants, Mr Trump arrived in Atlanta with all the trimmings of the post-presidency life he has constructed for himself since American voters tossed him out of the White House in favour of Joe Biden practically three years in the past.

He left his Bedminster, New Jersey golf membership Thursday afternoon in a government-owned, closely armoured sport utility automobile chauffeured by a member of his Secret Service protecting element.

He was accompanied on the quick journey to a non-public air terminal at Newark International Airport by a large motorcade, together with a phalanx of marked police vehicles and different automobiles usually not seen throughout actions of a former president, although a supply accustomed to Secret Service protecting operations mentioned the high-profile escort was made vital by the publicity surrounding the ex-president’s journey.

Mr Trump then took off for Atlanta in his bespoke Boeing 757 airliner, which he and his supporters usually discuss with as “Trump Force One”.

The same scene greeted the ex-president upon his arrival at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the place one other Secret Service-owned SUV took him from the tarmac at one of many world’s busiest airports to the jail facility run by Patrick Labat, the twenty eighth individual to function the sheriff of Fulton County, Georgia.

Mr Trump’s entrance to the jail might have been not like another legal defendant in US historical past, however inside minutes of his arrival on the notorious Rice Street facility, he left practically all of that behind.

Unlike the three earlier legal circumstances for which the twice-impeached, now quaduply-indicted former president has been positioned beneath arrest simply previous to courtroom appearances, Mr Trump was afforded hardly any of the courtesies which have marked his different hands-on contacts with the US penal system.

Though he was accompanied by the Secret Service particular brokers who’re required by legislation to safeguard his individual, Mr Trump was booked into the jail, fingerprinted, and formally photographed by Fulton County Sheriff’s Department personnel — the primary time a former US president has had a reserving photograph taken.

Online information printed by the Sheriff’s workplace listed Mr Trump’s top and weight at six toes, three inches and 215 kilos, nevertheless it’s extremely doubtless that these figures have been supplied by the previous president and weren’t taken by weighing or measuring the previous president.

After his earlier arrests following indictments by New York City and federal prosecutors, officers have consented to utilizing a publicly-available headshot for Mr Trump or to not utilizing any {photograph} in his file, citing his standing as one of the crucial recognisable individuals on earth.

But Mr Labat, the Fulton County Sheriff, has mentioned he intends to deal with Mr Trump as he would any defendant who’s being booked into his jail.

Still, Mr Trump’s standing as a former president and his want for Secret Service safety will grant him at the least some respite from what has been an hours-long course of for a lot of of his co-defendants, since safety necessities will dictate that he be processed alone and that actions inside the jail complicated be stopped till he exits the premesis.

The ex-president’s attorneys had already negotiated his launch days earlier than his give up, and a consent order agreed to by Mr Trump’s authorized staff and the Fulton County District Attorney’s workplace — and authorized by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee — set Mr Trump’s bond at $80,000 for the one cost he faces for violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act, plus a further $10,000 for every of the 12 counts he faces for legal conspiracy, legal solicitation, submitting false paperwork and false statements fees.

The Independent has submitted an open information request for the ex-president’s reserving photograph and a reserving report.



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