On Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and Trump's attorney, made plans to surrender to authorities at Georgia's Fulton County jail. The surrender was in connection with criminal charges regarding an alleged plot to overturn the state's 2020 presidential election results. Giuliani, along with 19 others, including former President Trump, were indicted earlier this month.
Expressing confidence in his actions, Giuliani stated outside his Manhattan apartment, "I'm going to Georgia. I feel very, very good about it because I'm defending the rights of Americans." He expressed his desire to turn himself in before Trump arrives in Georgia for his own arrangement on Thursday and posts a $200,000 bond.
Several defendants, including Ray Smith, Cathleen Latham, and David Shafer, surrendered on Wednesday morning based on jail records. Smith faced 12 charges and had his bond set at $50,000, while Latham surrendered on 11 charges with a $75,000 bond. Shafer faces eight charges and posted $75,000 in bond. All three were released later in the day.
Additionally, attorney John Eastman and Atlanta bail bondsman Scott Hall surrendered on Tuesday morning. However, out of the 18 co-defendants alongside Trump, only five have turned themselves in to officials so far.
Giuliani, being one of the most high-profile individuals implicated in the case, is expected to travel to Georgia with former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik. Kerik has reportedly been assisting Giuliani in finding a Georgia attorney for the case.
It is important to note that the Georgia case, led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, is separate from the federal case conducted by special counsel Jack Smith on the 2020 election. Giuliani has not been charged in Smith's federal probe, but he is identified as "Co-conspirator 1" in the federal indictment against Trump.