Former President Donald Trump’s mugshot has officially been released
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Donald Trump's mugshot has been released to the world.
The former United States President has surrendered himself to authorities in Atlanta, Georgia after he was indicted for allegedly scheming to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state.
Earlier this month, officials from the Fulton County Court handed an indictment to Judge Robert McBurney.
It was Trump's fourth indictment in just five months and the second related to his failed Presidential campaign at the 2020 election.
Earlier this week, Trump agreed to post $200,000 (£158,313) bail as a condition of his release.
This includes $80,000 (£63,325) for racketeering and $10,000 (£7,900) for each of his other 12 counts.
The former president has also promised to not use social media to target the co-defendants and witnesses in the case.
However, he wasn't the only person to be hit with charges in this indictment.
The ex-Commander in Chief was among 19 others who were indicted. They included former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Trump administration Justice Department official, Jeffrey Clark.
Their mugshots were taken and released earlier this week.
The indictment read: “Trump and the other defendants charged in this indictment refused to accept that Trump lost, and they knowingly and wilfully joined a conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favour of Trump.
“That conspiracy contained a common plan and purpose to commit two or more acts of racketeering activity in Fulton County, Georgia, elsewhere in the state of Georgia, and in other states.”
When it was handed down, authorities from Fulton County warned Trump would have to submit to a mugshot and it would be released like everyone else who gets charged or indicted.
Atlanta-based attorney Michael Harper told Insider it will be a big day for the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.
"He can expect a humiliating experience. Just being searched, photographed, and fingerprinted amongst other people," he said.
He added: "This is not a federal prison of white-collar criminals here."
Trump would be 'surrounded by people charged with everyday crimes' as he gets his mugshot taken and is formally processed.
"It's certainly not a place that he will want to be — of course, no one wants to be there — but certainly not the accommodations Donald Trump will be used to," Harper said.
CNN says Trump was at the jail for about 20 minutes.
Trump has been charged with violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, as well as six conspiracy counts over alleged efforts to commit forgery, impersonate a public official and submit false statements and documents.
This investigation focuses on a phone call made on 2 January 2021 where Trump allegedly urged Georgia's Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to 'find 11,780 votes' to reverse his loss in the state.
Raffensperger refused to be involved, and, four days later, Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.