The first of former President Donald Trump’s 18 co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case surrendered to authorities on Tuesday, marking the start of a parade of high-profile figures through a notorious Atlanta jail.
Why it matters: Defendants in the case face an Aug. 25 deadline to turn themselves in to the Fulton County jail for their alleged efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.
Scott Hall: Prosecutors have accused Hall, a bail bondsman who was the first defendant to surrender Tuesday, of participating in a scheme to illegally breach election equipment in Coffee County, Ga.
Hall and others “aided, abetted, and encouraged” employees from the data solutions firm SullivanStrickler to access voting equipment inside the Coffee County Board of Elections Registration office, according to the indictment from an Atlanta grand jury last week.
Hall is facing several charges, including conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy, and conspiracy to defraud the state.
John Eastman: The former Trump lawyer — who championed the legal theory that Trump used to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the election results — also turned himself in on Tuesday.
“My legal team and I will vigorously contest every count of the indictment in which I am named,” Eastman said in a statement.
State of play: Fulton County Superior Court judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing the case, signed off on bond agreements for Trump and some of his co-defendants on Monday.
Trump announced Monday that he plans to turn himself in to Fulton County authorities on Thursday.
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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional details throughout.