Former US Donald Trump surrenders in Georgia, mugshot taken in jail

Donald Trump. Photo Courtesy: Donald Trump Twitter page


IBNS: Former US President Donald Trump has surrendered in Georgia on charges of plotting to overturn the state’s election results in 2020.

Trump had to pay a bail bond of $200,000 (£157,000) to be released from the Atlanta jail while he awaits trial, reports BBC.

Trump became the first former US president to have his mugshot taken.

The photo was released following his surrender in Georgia.

The image has gone viral on social media.

Trump himself returned to X platform following the developments and wrote: “Election interference. Never surrender!”

He also shared the mugshot on the platform.

 Trump argues the cases against him are politically motivated because he is leading the Republican race to challenge President Joe Biden, a Democrat, in next year’s presidential election, BBC reported.

On Thursday, the former President made a round trip from New Jersey in his private jet to be booked in Fulton County Jail.

He remained inside the facility was 20 minutes.

Several of his supporters had assembled outside the facility.

Trump faces 13 criminal charges related to allegedly attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, including violation of the Georgia RICO Act, solicitation of violation of oat by public officer, false statements and writings, forgery, among others.

The Georgia racketeering scheme charge alone carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

The person could also face a fine of up to $250,000 or double the amount of proceeds earned from illicit activity, according to the statute.