The judge sets bail for the imprisoned Trump co-defendant in the Georgia case
The judge set bail on Tuesday’s The only accused In the case of election interference in Georgia, who was jailed after he surrendered to authorities last week.
Harrison Floyd, one of the former president Donald TrumpThe 18 defendants charged in connection with efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election negotiated a surety after a separate judge initially told him he was a potential flight 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 on the racketeering charge, $30,000 each on the witness tampering charge and the conspiracy to commit solicitation of false statements and writings.
Floyd, the former leader of Black Voices for Trump, has been in jail 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 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday showed Floyd remains in custody. Floyd’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
At Floyd’s initial court appearance on Friday, Judge Emily Richardson denied his 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 a pending case in which Floyd is accused Assaulted a federal officer this year as one of the reasons his bond application was rejected.
Prosecutors in the Georgia Floyd case have been accused of involvement in a scheme to pressure election workers Robbie Freeman to make false statements. Trump and his allies falsely accused Freeman of rigging the election.
This article was originally published on NBCNews.com