Former U.S. President Donald Trump indicted for fourth time
Updated 12:03, 15-Aug-2023

Former U.S. President Donald Trump was hit with a fourth set of criminal charges on Monday when a Georgia grand jury issued an indictment accusing him of efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

The charges, brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, add to the legal woes facing Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.

Prosecutors in Atlanta charged the Republican leader with 13 felony counts, compounding the legal threats he is facing in multiple jurisdictions as a firestorm of investigations imperils his bid for a second White House term. 

The twice-impeached Trump was charged with violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and six conspiracy counts over alleged efforts to commit forgery, impersonate a public official and submit false statements and documents.

Prosecutors charged 18 other people, including Mark Meadows, Trump's former White House chief of staff, and lawyers Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman.

(With input from agencies)

(Cover: Former U.S. President Donald Trump visits Versailles restaurant in Miami, U.S., June 13, 2023. /CFP )

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