ATLANTA — A Georgia prosecutor prosecuting a case in opposition to former President Donald Trump and others on Wednesday requested a decide to revoke defendant Harrison Floyd’s bail, saying he was intimidating witnesses and defendants within the case.
Floyd, Trump and 17 others had been indicted by a Fulton County grand jury in August, accused of collaborating in a widespread scheme to illegally try to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. 4 defendants pleaded responsible after reaching an settlement with prosecutors and the remainder pleaded not responsible.
The fees in opposition to Floyd stem from allegations of harassment of Ruby Freeman, the Fulton County elections worker whom Trump and his supporters falsely accused of rigging the election. The indictment says Floyd participated in a dialog on January 4, 2021 wherein Freeman was informed she “wanted safety” and was pressured to make false statements about election fraud.
He had been posting on X, previously often called Twitter, “in an effort to intimidate defendants and witnesses, to speak instantly and not directly with defendants and witnesses, and to impede the administration of justice,” prosecutors mentioned in a movement Wednesday to revoke his bail. His actions amounted to “willful and flagrant violations” of his bail circumstances, prosecutors wrote.
Floyd’s lawyer, Chris Kachorov, mentioned District Legal professional Fani Willis’ try to revoke his consumer’s bail was nonsense, including: “She’s not going to get that.” He mentioned he intends to file a movement to exclude Willis from his consumer’s trial “resulting from her private animus in opposition to my consumer.”
Floyd was the one one of many 19 defendants within the case to spend time behind bars within the Fulton County Jail in August. Whereas different defendants within the case requested their legal professionals to contact prosecutors to acquire a bond settlement earlier than turning themselves in to jail, Floyd appeared on August 24 with out a lawyer or a bail settlement. He was launched on August 30 after his lawyer negotiated a $100,000 bond.
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