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Trump RICO co-defendant Floyd to remain free after prosecutors sought to revoke bond

Harrison Floyd on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, in Atlanta, after he surrendered and was booked. Floyd is charged alongside former President Donald Trump and 17 others, who are accused by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis of attempting to subvert the 2020 election in Georgia. Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Trump RICO co-defendant Floyd to remain free after prosecutors sought to revoke bond

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Former President Donald Trump‘s co-defendant in the Fulton County, Georgia, racketeering case, Harrison Floyd, will remain free after a judge warned him Tuesday to avoid breaching his bond agreement with prosecutors, recommending that modifications be made to his bond conditions.

Floyd’s counsel defended him against District Attorney Fani Willis‘s effort to revoke his bond after she accused him of intimidating witnesses through social media posts. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee held that while the state “made a compelling argument,” he saw Floyd as “someone [who] is wanting to defend his case in a very public way,” referring to Floyd’s posts.


“I do think that in several instances here, there has been a technical violation of Mr. Floyd’s bond, and communications he made wound up before the eyes and ears of potential witnesses and defendants,” McAfee said. “But not every violation compels revocation.”

Willis made a heated appeal to McAfee, at times shouting passionately that Floyd “violated his bond order,” which allows him to remain free while the case proceeds.

“Defendant Floyd violated his bond and it should be revoked,” Willis said toward the end of the hearing.

Floyd is the leader of Black Voices for Trump and was charged alongside the former president in the sweeping racketeering case. In addition to the state racketeering charge, he faces two felonies for his role in what the indictment described as a scheme to intimidate Ruby Freeman, a former Georgia election worker who Willis says was pressured by Floyd to claim that she committed electoral fraud.

The crux of Willis’s accusation in the bond hearing surrounded social media posts Floyd made that were directed at Freeman.

“There’s no denial that as a result of his conduct a witness was put in greater harm and greater hate was again spewed against someone that’s had to go through this for three years,” Willis added, referring to his recent social media posts that called out Freeman.

In a recent post by Floyd to X, formerly known as Twitter, Floyd said, “Does this sound like Ruby Freeman is being PRESSURED?” The post included an audio clip of Freeman that was said to be recorded by a police body camera in 2020.

Floyd is just one of 19 defendants who alongside Trump were named in a 97-page racketeering indictment in August. The indictment charges Trump and his co-defendants with forming a “criminal enterprise” to undo the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.


Four of the defendants have pleaded guilty and vowed to become witnesses for prosecutors. Trump and the remaining 14 defendants maintain their innocence.

The hearing over Floyd’s bond revocation remained ongoing as of late Tuesday afternoon while his defense team and prosecutors deliberated over new language to add to the existing bond agreement.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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