HHe and his cronies have long been pictured at the White House and political rallies.
But now Donald Trump and some of his closest allies and voter deniers are the faces of humiliating mugshots.
Twelve of the 19 accused had filed a complaint by Thursday evening Fulton County‘s investigation of her attempts to change the 2020 election results Georgia surrendered to state authorities, were jailed, had their booking photos taken and were released on bail.
Those who have surrendered so far include Mr Trump and several members of his 2020 campaign legal team, including Mark Meadows, Rudy GiulianiJohn Eastman and Sidney Powell.
Among the others who have yet to come forward is publicist Trevian Kutti, who appears to be based in Chicago and is one of, if not the most surprising figure to become involved in the Georgia investigation. Thanks to her association with rapper and doubly-failed presidential candidate Ye, aka Kanye West, Ms. Kutti has strayed into the outskirts of the Mar-a-Lago-based Trumpworld sphere, embroiled along with scores of others in an attempt by the Trump campaign to getting two women who worked as poll workers in Fulton County to falsely admit involvement in voter fraud.
The targeting of these two women for conspiracy and hatred by Trump supporters continued for months, despite the lack of evidence that they were guilty of any crime and Georgian authorities dismissed the “evidence” that Trump’s lawyers provided on the matter had brought up.
All 19 defendants had until noon Friday ET to turn themselves in to authorities.
Any defendant charged in the Georgia trial faces a prison sentence. All 19 are charged with the most serious crime on the list, violating Georgia’s RICO organized crime law.
In addition to the RICO charge, Mr. Trump also faces twelve other charges including: conspiracy to impersonate a public official, two counts of conspiracy to commit forgery, two counts of conspiracy to make false statements under oath, two counts of conspiracy to filing false statements documents, two counts of soliciting a public official, filing false documents, conspiracy to obtain false statements and making false statements.
After turning himself in to authorities Thursday night (Aug. 24), Mr. Trump posed for his first mugshot as he presented his best blue steel to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.
Despite three other criminal charges being filed against him this year, two of them at the federal level, the ex-president was not asked to take a mugshot until his arrest in the Georgia election interference case.
Speaking to reporters after his brief appearance in Georgia, Mr Trump said: “This should never happen. If you contest an election, you should be able to contest an election.”
Along with his 18 other co-defendants, Mr. Trump was charged with violating the RICO Act and 12 other felonies.
The ex-president pledged his innocence to reporters on Thursday, saying: “If you have the great freedom to challenge it, you have to be able to do it, otherwise there will be very dishonest elections,” he said. “What happened here is a travesty of justice. We haven’t done anything wrong. I did nothing wrong and everyone knows it. I have never experienced such support.”
Rudy Giuliani stared at the camera as he had a mug shot taken following his arrest Wednesday afternoon.
The former New York City mayor and former attorney for Mr Trump surrendered in the Fulton County jail, where his bail was set at $150,000 – the highest of any defendant except the former president.
After being released on bail, he defiantly replied to reporters outside prison when they were asked if he regretted his relationship with Mr Trump.
“I am very, very honored to be involved in this case because this case is a fight for our way of life,” he claimed, before repeating Mr. Trump’s campaign slogan: “If they can do this to me, they can do this to you.” do.” “.
The man once known as “America’s Mayor” for his reaction to 9/11 experienced a spectacular downfall after becoming one of the most prominent players in Mr Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
He faced 13 charges in the full indictment — the highest of any defendant except Mr Trump — including charges of misrepresentation and inciting false testimony, conspiracy to create forged records and requiring state legislatures to take the oath of office appointing an official violating alternate list of pro-Trump voters.
Kraken attorney Sidney Powell turned herself in to authorities Wednesday, where her bail was set at $100,000.
The former federal prosecutor joined Mr Trump’s legal team to contest the 2020 election results and launched what she described as a “Kraken” case – a case that blew up the case Mr Biden had won would hunt.
However, her case did nothing of the sort and was in fact riddled with conspiracy theories.
Ms. Powell is being charged in connection with plans to commit a data breach in Coffee County.
Jenna Ellis smiled widely as her booking photo was taken at the Fulton County Jail on Wednesday.
Trump’s former attorney faces two charges: violating the state’s RICO law and soliciting an official’s breach of oath for her participation in a Georgia Senate hearing that made false allegations of voter fraud. Her bail was set at $100,000.
After being released on bail, she posted the mugshot online along with Bible verses.
“But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who abuse and persecute you…” Matthew 5:44,” she wrote.
“But whoever trusts in the Lord, goodness will surround him. Rejoice in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous; And rejoice, all ye that are upright in heart.” Psalm 32:10-11”
Despite paying bail, she had to resort to crowdfunding to pay for her legal fees.
Scott Hall, a former bail bondsman in Atlanta, was the first co-defendant to surrender Tuesday.
Mr. Hall is charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, two counts of conspiracy to voter fraud, conspiracy to defraud the state or political subdivision and violating Georgia’s RICO statute.
His bail was set at $10,000.
He is accused of illegally attempting to access voting machines in Coffee County, Georgia — part of a broader but little-known conspiracy aimed at breaching the county’s voting systems and unlawfully accessing private voter records to try to Manipulate systems in Mr. Biden’s favor.
David Shafer beamed at his mug shot, posting it on social media and boldly describing it as his “new profile picture” after he surrendered at the Fulton County Jail in the early hours of Wednesday.
The former Georgia Republican Party leader and longtime member of the Georgia State Senate shared his booking photo on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Good morning! #NewProfilePicture,” he captioned the mugshot.
Mr. Shafer faces eight counts of indictment for his involvement in the scheme, in which he is said to have played a crucial role in conspiring to fake voters in the state.
According to the indictment, on December 14, 2020, Mr. Shafer summoned 16 bogus voters to the Georgia state capital to sign a certificate falsely declaring Mr. Trump the state’s victor.
In a Tuesday court filing, he showed signs of turning against Mr Trump in the case, claiming that he was only following the former president’s orders when he became involved in the conspiracy to disrupt elections.
Mr. Shafer said he was merely “acting on direction from the acting president and other federal officials” when he asked a judge to move the criminal case to federal court.
John Eastman – a former attorney for Mr Trump, a former dean of Chapman University Law School and a former court clerk for conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – was the second co-defendant to face the arrest on Tuesday.
In a statement from his attorneys, he said he was bowing to “a charge that should never have been brought” and claimed the charges were against “lawyers for their zealous standing up for their clients.”
Mr Eastman allegedly played a key role in the fake voter conspiracy.
At a Georgia Senate hearing on December 3, 2020, which Mr. Giuliani also attended, Mr. Eastman falsely told state legislators that they had both the power and the “duty” to replace the legitimate list of Democratic voters with a to replace group of fake voters who would fraudulently vote for Mr Trump votes. Beyond Georgia, Mr. Eastman penned a memo falsely detailing how then-Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 6, 2021.
Cathy Latham faced the arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning – more than two days before the deadline.
She was released after posting $75,000 bail.
The former Coffee County Republican Party leader was one of 16 fake voters who fraudulently signed a certificate showing Mr Trump had won the state election. She is accused of violating the electoral system in Coffee County.
Kenneth Chesebro, an attorney and ally of Mr Trump, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday.
He faces seven counts and $100,000 bail.
Mr. Chesebro was allegedly the main architect of the fake voter conspiracy — a plan aimed at using fake voters in seven states won by Mr. Biden and instead having them fraudulently cast Electoral College votes in favor of Mr. Trump.
Ray Smith scowled as his mugshot was taken on Wednesday after he was arrested on ten counts in the full indictment.
Mr. Smith is an Atlanta-based attorney hired by Mr. Trump to campaign against the 2020 election results.
He allegedly advised the wrong voters and appeared before a Georgia Senate hearing falsely claiming that thousands of fraudulent votes had been cast.
Ariana Baio contributed to this report