Fulton County Judge Sets Ex-President Trump's Bond at $200,000 in Election Interference Case

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A judge in Fulton County has established a $200,000 bond for former President Donald Trump in the case involving alleged election interference, according to a report from ABC News.

Trump, along with 18 other defendants, must appear at the Fulton County Jail by noon on Friday for processing. In a statement on his Truth Social platform, Trump announced his intention to be booked in Atlanta on Thursday.

Judge Scott McAfee of Fulton County Superior Court has also set bond amounts for other individuals involved: attorneys John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro at $100,000 each, Ray Smith III at $50,000, and Scott Hall at $10,000.

Each defendant's bond agreement contains a stipulation that they must not engage in any actions that would intimidate co-defendants or witnesses or obstruct the justice process. Trump's bond agreement specifies that this prohibition includes refraining from making direct or indirect threats against co-defendants or witnesses, even on social media.

The defendants are also barred from discussing the case's details with co-defendants, except through legal representation.

An attorney representing Chesebro noted that the bond negotiation process was smooth, and Chesebro intends to surrender for processing at the Fulton Country Jail before the Friday deadline.

When asked about concerns regarding conditions at the jail, where several deaths have occurred this year, the attorney acknowledged existing issues at the Fulton Rice Street Jail while expressing optimism about prompt resolution and praising the sheriff's team.

As per ABC News' prior coverage, bond arrangements and conditions of release typically precede any surrender following an indictment in Georgia. Bonds can be paid through cash, a commercial surety, or a court program requiring a 10% payment of the bond amount.

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