Prosecutors will seek more than 10 charges in the Georgia case against Trump, sources say

(CNN) — Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis is expected to seek more than 10 indictments related to efforts by former President Donald Trump and his associates to sway the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

Willis, a Democrat, will present his case to a grand jury next week.

Prosecutors considered conspiracy and fraud charges, which would allow a case to be brought against multiple defendants.

His extensive criminal investigation into the actions of Donald Trump and his associates to nullify the 2020 presidential election in Georgia focuses on efforts to pressure election officials, a conspiracy to produce false voters and tampering with voting procedures in rural Coffee County, Georgia.

Trump supporters who participated in each of those programs are expected to face charges in Georgia next week, people familiar with the case said. CNN previously reported that Trump also believes he will be charged in the case.

Willis’ office declined to comment.

Willis has subpoenaed former Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff Duncan, former Georgia Democratic state senator Jen Jordan and freelance journalist George Siddy as witnesses to present his case. All of them previously testified before the special purpose grand jury tasked with investigating the Trump case and heard from more than 75 witnesses.

Willis began his investigation of Trump in early 2021, shortly after the former president called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger and pressed Republicans to “find” the votes Trump needed to win.

At a campaign event on Tuesday, Trump continued to insist it was a “perfect phone call.”

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Willis is reportedly weighing fraud charges in the Trump case. RICO is a law that the district attorney has willingly talked about and used in unconventional ways to bring charges against teachers and musicians in the Atlanta area.

Willis’ team continues to plan to make indictment announcements in the coming weeks, even as special counsel Jack Smith indicts Trump on four federal charges related to his efforts to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election.

Most of the conduct in the indictment related to activities to alter Georgia election results. Trump pleaded not guilty in that case.

The former president’s legal team hopes he will face his fourth indictment in the coming days, people familiar with the matter told CNN.

At a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Trump complained about the pending lawsuits against him: “He might have one more.”

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