Judge sets bail for imprisoned Trump co-defendant in Georgia election interference case


Harrison Floyd Jail booking photo, Fulton County, Georgia

Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

The judge set bail on Tuesday’s The only accused In the case of election interference in Georgia, who was jailed after turning himself in to authorities last week.

Harrison Floyd, one of the former president Donald TrumpThe 18 defendants charged in connection with efforts to control the results of the 2020 election negotiated a surety after a separate judge initially told them it posed a potential escape risk.

According to court papers filed in Fulton County Superior Court, Judge Scott McAfee set Floyd’s bail at $100,000 — divided into $40,000 for extortion and $30,000 each for bearing witnesses and conspiracy to commit a solicitation of false statements and writings.

Floyd has been imprisoned since his surrender Thursday afternoon. All the other defendants, including Trump, were released on bail last week after being taken into custody.

Fulton County Jail records at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday showed Floyd remains in custody. Floyd’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

During his initial court appearance on Friday, Judge Emily Richardson denied Floyd’s bail request and ordered him kept in the Fulton County Jail over concerns he was a potential flight risk, an assertion Floyd denied.

Richardson also cited the pending Floyd case, in which he is alleged to be Assaulted a federal officer This year, one of the reasons for her refusal was to apply for bail.

Prosecutors in the Georgia Floyd case have accused the former leader of Black Voices for Trump of involvement in a scheme to pressure election workers. Robbie Freeman in making false statements. Trump and his allies falsely accused Freeman of rigging the election.

Trump and the other defendants in the case are scheduled To be called on September 6th Some have waived official summons He has already pleaded not guilty.

This article originally appeared on www.cnbc.com

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