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 Context: Former United States President Donald Trump and 18 allies face charges, including the “Violation of the Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations) Act”.


Trump has been charged with 40 crimes, including forgery, false statements, and conspiracy. RICO law allows prosecutors to bundle seemingly unrelated crimes if they support a common objective, making it significant in this case. A conviction for racketeering in Georgia carries a 20-year prison term.


Georgia is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina; to the northeast by South Carolina; to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean; to the south by Florida; and to the west by Alabama.