Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to the crimes accused of him in the case of alleged interference in the results of the presidential elections held in Georgia, in 2020.
Although the former president was scheduled to be prosecuted in personGeorgia law allows criminal defendants to submit their formal written statement and that is what happened with Trump.
“I understand that I have the right to appear in person at my arraignment and that I have the right to have the indictment read to me in court.
Understanding my rights, I hereby freely and voluntarily waive my right to be present at my arraignment of the Indictment and my right to have it read to me in open court.“, indicated in writing the New York politician.
Like the 77-year-old Republican, some of the 18 people considered their accomplices, including Sidney Powell and Trevian Kutti, also chose to turn over to their respective lawyers the responsibility of finding them not guilty in writing.
Although Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, requested that the trial for Trump and the rest of those involved in the case begin in October, an official date has yet to be determined.
After an investigation that involved at least two years collection of testimonies and evidence, It was determined to assign 13 positions to the person who occupied the White House during the previous administration.
Violation of state extortion law, soliciting a public official to violate his oath, conspiring to impersonate a public official, conspiring to commit first-degree forgery, and conspiring to present false documents are the main charges against him. of Trump.
This arraignment It marks the fourth time Trump has pleaded not guilty to charges since he was no longer president of the nation.
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Source: La Opinion