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Georgia court website briefly posts and removes document on possible Trump charges

(Reuters) – The Fulton County, Georgia court website briefly posted on Monday a document listing several criminal charges against former U.S. President Donald Trump that appeared to be related to his attempts to overturn his election defeat in 2020 in the state, before withdrawing the document without explanation.

The Fulton County district attorney’s office said in a statement that no charges had been filed against Trump.

The document was dated Aug. 14 and named Trump, citing the case as “open,” but is no longer available on the court’s website. Reuters could not immediately determine why the article was published or removed. “The Reuters report that these charges were filed is inaccurate. Beyond that, we cannot comment,” said a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

A Georgia prosecutor, District Attorney Fani Willis, has been investigating whether Trump and his allies illegally tried to overturn the state’s 2020 election results and is expected this week to seek a grand jury indictment.

If Trump is indicted in Georgia, it would mark his fourth indictment in less than five months, and the second arising from his efforts to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

The Fulton County Clerk’s Office could not immediately be reached for comment on the dossier report. Representatives for the county and Trump also could not immediately be reached for comment.

The two-page document cites “Violation of the Georgia Rico (Corrupt and Racketeering-Influenced Organizations) Act,” “Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Official,” “Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings,” and “Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree,” among other listed charges.

(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Rami Ayyub and Howard Goller)


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