Charges against Donald Trump: Prosecutor wants trial in Georgia to start in March 2024

Charges against Donald Trump: Prosecutor wants trial in Georgia to start in March 2024

Prosecutors in the US state of Georgia have requested that the trial begin in March 2024 following the indictment of former US President Donald Trump.

The trial is scheduled to begin on March 4, prosecutor Fani Willis wrote in a motion published on Wednesday. Willis requested the week of September 5, 2023 for the indictment hearings against Trump and the 18 co-defendants.

In Georgia, Trump is facing a new large-scale indictment related to attempted voter fraud. A jury ruled that Trump should stand trial over his attempts to influence the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 presidential election.

He and the other suspects have until August 25 to report to authorities in Atlanta. Personal data will be collected at the appointment – it cannot be ruled out that this procedure will take place in a prison.

It is unclear whether the Georgia judge will approve the date for the proposed trial start. It would fall in the middle of the election campaign – after the 2024 presidential election, Trump wants to go back to the White House for the Republicans. Trump’s lawyers should try to delay the start of the process as much as possible.

Trump’s trial in New York is scheduled to begin in March – there the public prosecutor’s office accuses the 77-year-old of falsifying business documents. There are four charges against the Republican – in addition to New York and Georgia, Washington and Miami.

In the US capital it is about his campaign against his own defeat in the 2020 election, in Florida about the affair about the storage of secret government documents. (dpa)


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