Update: According to Reuters, a Department of Justice spokesperson said President Trump “does not face the possibility of the death penalty because the indictment did not include the ‘special findings’ necessary to seek that sentence.”
Former President Donald Trump could face up to 76.5 years in state prison if he is convicted and receives the maximum sentence on all 13 counts he faces in the indictment filed by Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis late Monday night.
Here are the counts:
1 – Violation of the Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act, O.C.G.A. § 16-4-4(c) – up to 20 years
9 – Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer – O.C.G.A. §§ 16-4-8 & 16-10-23 – two and-a-half years (in Georgia, the crime of conspiracy carries up to half the maximum penalty for the substantive offense, which in this case is five years)
27 – Filing False Documents – O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20.1(b)(1) – ten years
39 – False Statements and Writings – O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20 – five years
In addition, Trump faces:
- 136 years in 34 counts in the New York case, involving alleged false business records in the Stormy Daniels affair
- 450 years in the 40 counts in the federal case in Miami, involving alleged mishandling of presidential documents
- 55 years in 4 counts in the federal case in Washington, D.C., involving 2020 election challenges and the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot
Thus Trump could face up to 717.5 years in prison. The latter charge in D.C. also includes the possibility of the death penalty.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Trump could face 727.5 years in prison. The correct number is 717.5.