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Trump's 4 indictments in detail: A quick-look guide to charges, trial dates and key players for each case

Day 1 of Trump's "hush money" trial concludes
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Donald Trump, the first former president in American history to be charged with either state or federal crimes, is now facing four separate indictments. Here is a brief overview of the key players and allegations in each of his four criminal cases.

State indictment on business fraud charges in New York

Trump is accused of violating New York State law by allegedly agreeing to obscure a series of reimbursements to his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, who is the key witness against Trump in the case. Cohen made a $130,000 alleged "hush money" payment to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, days before the 2016 election, in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. Trump denies the allegations and says there was no affair.

Prosecutors accuse Trump of illegally portraying the reimbursements to Cohen as legal expenses.

Where: Supreme Court of the State of New York

Judge: Judge Juan Merchan

Lead prosecutor: Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg

Defense attorneys: Todd Blanche, Susan Necheles, Joe Tacopina

Co-defendants: None

Indicted: March 30, 2023

Indictment Text: Read here

Charges: 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree 

Arraigned: April 4, 2023

Plea: Not guilty 

Scheduled trial: Jury selection began on April 15. The trial is expected to last six to eight weeks.

Federal indictment on classified documents charges in Florida

Trump is accused of keeping classified documents after leaving the White House and storing them "in various locations at The Mar-a-Lago Club including in a ballroom, a bathroom and shower, an office space, his bedroom, and a storage room," according to the indictment. He is also accused of a "scheme to conceal" that he had kept those documents. He denies wrongdoing.

Where: U.S. district court, Fort Pierce, Florida

Judge: U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon

Lead prosecutor: Special counsel Jack Smith 

Lead defense attorneys: Todd Blanche, Christopher Kise

Co-defendants: Walt Nauta, an aide to Trump, and Carlos De Oliveira, a property manager at Mar-a-Lago

Indicted: June 8, 2023; superseding indictment returned July 27, 2023

Indictment Text: Read here

Charges: 40 counts in all, including:

  • 32 counts of unlawful retention of national defense information;
  • One count of conspiracy to obstruct justice;
  • One count of withholding a document or record;
  • One count of corruptly concealing a document or record
  • One count of concealing a document in a federal investigation
  • One count of scheme to conceal
  • One count of false statements and representations
  • One count of altering, destroying, mutilating or concealing an object
  • One count of corruptly altering, destroying, mutilating or concealing a document, record or other object

Arraigned: June 13, 2023; Aug. 10, 2023

Plea: Not guilty 

Scheduled trial: Prosecutors have proposed a July 8 trial date, while the defense, which has argued a fair trial would not be possible before the November election, has said that August or September would be feasible if the court requires the trial to move forward. 

Federal indictment in 2020 election interference case

Trump is accused of participating in a scheme to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power after he lost the 2020 election to now-President Joe Biden. The indictment accuses Trump and six unindicted, unnamed co-conspirators of knowingly spreading lies that there was  widespread "fraud in the election and that he had actually won," ultimately leading to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. Trump denies wrongdoing.

Where: U.S. district court, Washington, D.C.

Judge: U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan

Lead prosecutor: Special counsel Jack Smith

Lead defense attorneys: John Lauro, Todd Blanche 

Co-defendants: None

Unindicted co-conspirators: Not named in the indictment, but most have been identified.

Indicted: Aug. 1, 2023

Indictment Text: Read here

Charges: 4 counts total:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
  • Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding
  • Obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding
  • Conspiracy against rights

Arraigned: Aug. 3, 2023

Plea: Not guilty 

Scheduled trial: The trial was initially scheduled for March 4, but that date was postponed while Trump appealed a claim of "presidential immunity" from the charges to the Supreme Court. The nation's highest court hears arguments on that claim on April 25.

State indictment in 2020 election interference case in Fulton County, Georgia

Trump and 18 others are accused under Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations or RICO law of coordinating an effort to thwart proper certification of the state's 2020 presidential election, which Biden won. The investigation was launched after an infamous recorded phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Jan. 2, 2021, in which Trump pressed him "to find 11,780 votes." Trump denies the allegations.

Where: Superior Court of Fulton County

Judge: Judge Scott McAfee

Lead prosecutor: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis

Lead defense attorneys: Steven Sadow, Jennifer Little

Co-defendants: Rudy Giuliani; John Eastman; Mark Meadows; Kenneth Chesebro; Jeffrey Clark, Jenna Ellis; Ray Smith; Robert Cheeley; Michael Roman; David Shafer; Shawn Still; Stephen Lee; Willie Floyd; Trevian Kutti; Sidney Powell; Cathleen Latham; Scott Hall; Misty Hampton

Unindicted co-conspirators: 30 unnamed

Indicted: Aug. 14, 2023

Indictment Text: Read here

Charges: Trump was originally charged with 13 counts. On March 13, 2024, a Fulton County judge quashed three counts of solicitation of violation of oath by public officer. The 10 remaining charges are:

  • 2 counts of conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree
  • 2 counts of conspiracy to commit false statements and writings
  • 2 counts of false statements and writings
  • Violation of Georgia RICO Act
  • Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a public officer
  • Conspiracy to commit filing false documents
  • Filing false documents

Booked: Aug. 24, 2023

Plea: Trump and all 18 co-defendants pleaded not guilty; several co-defendants later accepted plea deals and pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

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