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Photos: First Mugshots in Trump’s Georgia Election Case Released, and Entrepreneurial Oddsmakers Are Taking This Too Far

The first mugshots of those charged in Georgia under Fulton District Attorney Fanni Willis’ sprawling criminal case against Donald Trump and 18 other co-defendants were released Monday night. Disgraced lawyer John Eastman and Scott Hall, a bail bondsman and Fulton County Republican poll watcher, were the first defendants to hand themselves in on Tuesday to face the music for their alleged roles in the Georgia 2020 election interference case. Eastman was released on a $100,000 bond, according to The Washington Post. Hall was subsequently released on a $10,000 bond. Trump is expected to face the same conditions, including a mugshot, when he hands himself in on Thursday.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s office first released a mugshot of John Eastman, one of Donald Trump’s alleged co-conspirators in the Georgia election interference case after the lawyer handed himself in.

Eastman, who is alleged to have orchestrated the so-called fake elector plot that aimed to keep Trump in power after he lost the last election, surrendered to authorities in Georgia on Tuesday.

Eastman has been charged with several offenses under Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ expansive probe, including conspiracy to commit forgery, conspiracy to commit false statements and writings and violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

In a statement after his arrest, Eastman denied all the allegations against him in the “indictment that should never have been brought.”

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A mugshot of John Eastman released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s office. Eastman handed himself into authorities in Fulton County, Georgia, on Tuesday and denies all the charges against him.

Here’s Scott Hall:


Will former President Donald Trump show up in a MAGA hat when he reports to the Fulton County Jail on Thursday? What color will his tie be? The sheriff says he’ll be treated like any other detainee, meaning he’ll have his fingerprints and mugshot taken.

So, will he be smiling in that booking photo?

Entrepreneurial oddsmakers are offering online prop bets ahead of Trump’s surrender on charges he orchestrated a sweeping “criminal enterprise” to overturn the former his 2020 defeat in Georgia. Some of his codefendants have begun turning themselves in.

The site BetOnline is dealing only in facts. As the world waits for what could be the first-ever presidential mug shot, the betting site is letting gamblers lay odds on all sorts of stats, including Trump’s weight at booking. The site Bovada is taking bets on whether the former president will be handcuffed and what sorts of phrases he’ll post on Truth Social after his arraignment. “Marxist Left,” “Perfect Phone Call” and “Fake Indictment” are among the choices.

Trump and the 18 other co-defendants indicted under Willis’ investigation, which also include Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows and his former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have been given a deadline of noon on Friday, August 25, to hand themselves in for processing.