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How Georgia Trump indictment would differ from the federal Jan. 6 case

The Hill: “A sprawling, multi-defendant indictment. An ex-president’s trial televised for the world to watch. Potential charges typically used for organized crime.   Before charges have even been announced, the possible indictment of former President Trump in Georgia — hinging on his efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results to remain in power — already has the makings of a watershed moment in U.S. history. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) has signaled charges in her years-long investigation are imminent, setting the stage for the former president’s fourth indictment this year. Trump’s prior charges have stemmed from probes into his business dealings, handling of classified documents and behavior after losing the 2020 presidential race. “The work is accomplished,” Willis recently said. “We’ve been working for two-and-a-half years. We’re ready to go.”  A partial grand jury report released in February included charging recommendations, and an April letter from Willis to police indicated that charges could come near summer’s end. The Georgia probe is expected to produce the last Trump indictment after months of back-to-back charges. But its broad scope and potential consequence — likely to play out on the world stage — sets it apart from the rest…With charges expected to cover a greater number of defendants, the case is also likely to tap a wider number of statues than Trump’s federal case. Some experts say Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law could be an asset in bringing a case against Trump and several co-conspirators. RICO statutes are typically used for organized crime, but the Georgia statute is broader than its federal counterpart and can be geared toward any “enterprise,” enabling the use of the statute for a wider variety of conduct…”

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