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Trump set to face forgery charge from Georgia prosecutors – report

Georgia state prosecutors are set to bring charges including conspiracy to commit forgery against Donald Trump, Reuters reports.

The charges appeared on a document on the Fulton County court website on Monday – but it was later taken down.

Other charges listed included violation of the state’s RICO act, and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer.

The document was dated 14 August and labelled the case as “open”.


It’s unclear why the charges were first detailed in a filing – while grand jurors were still hearing from witnesses – and then removed.

A spokesperson for the district attorney said it was “inaccurate” that charges had been filed.

“Beyond that we cannot comment,” they added.

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District attorney Fani Willis has been investigating for more than two years whether Trump and his allies tried to overturn the state’s election results in 2020.

Ms Willis had been expected to seek an indictment from a grand jury this week.

Trump narrowly lost to Joe Biden in Georgia and his lawyers, including former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, made false claims of election fraud.

Audio of a call by Trump to Georgia’s secretary of state also emerged in January 2021 in which he suggested election officials could “find” the votes he needed to win.

Reuters said the charges on the court document included: Violation Of The Georgia Rico (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations) Act; Solicitation Of Violation Of Oath By Public Officer; Conspiracy To Commit False Statements and Writings; and Conspiracy To Commit Forgery in the First Degree.

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3 August: Trump claims ‘persecution’ after denying charges

Trump is already defending several other cases – just a year before he hopes to reclaim the presidency.

The most serious concern allegations he plotted to overturn his election loss, laying the ground for the infamous US Capitol riots.

He denies the claims and says they are politically motivated.

Trump’s other legal troubles include allegations he kept national security documents at his Florida home when he left office.

The ex-president has again pleaded not guilty.


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