(FeaturedNews.com) – On Friday, a Georgia special grand jury released its report related to the indictment from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis of former President Donald Trump and 18 others.
Last month, Willis charged a total of 19 co-defendants including Trump, who is currently leading the 2024 GOP primary race. Trump himself is facing 13 counts including accusations of having violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Trump has maintained he has committed no wrongdoings and pleaded not guilty to all charges during his arraignment.
The new report has shown that the members of the special grand jury had almost unanimously voted in favor of the recommended charges against Trump, while only one member of the grand jury had opposed each of the charges. The grand jury’s report showed a vote of 20-1 in favor of Trump’s indictment. However, as the decision to indict him was not unanimous, there is possible hope for Trump as the case moves forward as there is the possibility of it resulting in a hung jury.
The Turner Law Firm in Savannah, Georgia has stated that in Georgia if a jury is not able to unanimously agree on the final verdict it could be declared “hung.” It further stated that while a not guilty verdict was always the best outcome, if the jury is declared “hung” then the prosecutors might end up dropping the charges or giving a better plea deal.
West Coast Trial Lawyers president Neama Rahmani on Friday revealed to Newsweek that there was a strong possibility that they might have a hung jury. She added that these were the “most politicized trials” in U.S. history and that there was a large number of people who thought the former President was being unfairly treated.
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