Bail for pro-Trump attorney John Eastman in the Georgia election case is $100,000


John Eastman, former attorney for Donald Trump, speaks to the media after leaving the California State Bar Court in Los Angeles, California, US, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

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Attorney John Eastman on Monday set $100,000 bail in the Georgia criminal case where he is accused of plotting to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 state election, Court filing Offers.

Eastman’s charges relate to his alleged efforts after the election to use bogus lists of pro-Trump voters to challenge President Joe Biden’s legitimate Electoral College victory. He is charged in Georgia alongside Trump and 17 other defendants in a 41-count indictment that was returned by a grand jury in Atlanta last week.

Eastman himself faces nine counts, including one count of racketeering and six counts of criminal conspiracy. He is also charged with one count of criminal solicitation and one count of submitting false documents.

The extortion fee bond was set at $20,000, while the remaining Eastman charges are held by a $10,000 bond, according to a court filing in Fulton County Superior Court.

The consent guarantee order, signed by Judge Scott McAfee, requires Eastman to conduct pretrial supervision by phone every 30 days, and bars him from talking about the facts of the case with any defendants or witnesses.

It also warns that Eastman will “not take any action to intimidate” any other witness or defendant “or otherwise obstruct the administration of justice.”

Eastman and the other 18 defendants face a deadline on Friday to surrender in Georgia. A consent guarantee order can be drafted in advance of a defendant’s surrender so that they are not held in jail while the terms of their release are worked out.

David Wolf, Eastman’s attorney who signed the consent order, in a phone call did not explicitly tell CNBC when his client would surrender in Georgia.

Harvey Silverglatt, another attorney for Eastman, told CNBC that he expects Eastman not to surrender by Monday — but confirmed that his client will before the deadline.

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