The other Trump criminal cases: How they compare

Donald Trump has been found of 34 felony counts in New York, the first time a president — current or former — has been convicted of a crime.

But he is also facing criminal charges in Georgia, Florida and Washington. Additionally, he has been ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in several civil cases.

Trump is currently the front runner for the Republican nomination for president.

Here’s how the criminal cases compare:

What they allegedly involve:

Georgia: Efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.

Florida: Trump’s mishandling classified documents he took with him from the White House to Mar-a-Lago, his Florida estate, after leaving office.

Washington: Trump’s attempts in a number of swing states to overturn the results of 2020 election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden, and how they helped lead to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

New York: Falsification of business records related to hush money paid to former porn star Stormy Daniels in advance of the 2016 election.

What are the charges?:

Atlanta DA Fani Willis answers questions for the press after the indictment of former President Trump and 18 others at Fulton County Courthouse on Monday, August 14, 2023 in Atlanta. (Michael Blackshire/Michael.blackshire@ajc.com)

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Georgia: Trump is charged with violating the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations act, known as RICO. He is also charged with nine other felonies. Eighteen others were charged for being part of the alleged criminal enterprise. The 97-page indictment includes 41 felony counts in all and also lists 30 unindicted co-conspirators. (A judge has since dismissed six of those counts but that decision is being appealed. Four of the original defendants reached plea deals with prosecutors last fall.)

Florida: Trump was charged with 40 felony counts in Miami related to his mishandling of classified documents. They included violating the Espionage Act, obstructing justice and making false statements. Trump’s personal aide, Walt Nauta, and another Mar-a-Lago employee, Carlos De Oliveira, were also charged.

Washington: A four-count indictment charged Trump with conspiracy to defraud the United States, witness tampering and conspiracy against the rights of citizens and an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding. The charging document also lists six co-conspirators but does not name them.

New York: Trump was charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. Prosecutors allege Trump created fictitious records to pay off Daniels $130,000 in October 2016 after she threatened to expose their alleged affair in advance of the 2016 presidential election.

Who are the prosecutors?

Georgia: Fani Willis took office in 2021, becoming the first woman to hold the district attorney seat in Fulton County. Earlier this month, she easily beat back a Democratic primary challenger and will face Republican Courtney Kramer in the November general election as she seeks a second four-year term.

Florida and Washington: Jack Smith was appointed in 2022 as special counsel to oversee the U.S. Department of Justice probes involving Trump.

New York: Alvin Bragg was elected in 2022, becoming Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.

What’s the timing?

Georgia: The case was delayed for about two months earlier this year while Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee decided whether Willis’ romance with her then-special prosecutor should disqualify her from the case. McAfee ruled she could stay, but the Georgia Court of Appeals has agreed to hear a challenge. That appeal will further delay the start of a trial.

Florida: U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon has indefinitely postponed the classified document trial —originally scheduled for May — citing the need to resolve concerns about secret evidence. Cannon said that process will take at least until late July.

Washington: A trial for the federal election interference case had been set for March but U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan delayed the proceedings because of a dispute over the reach of presidential immunity. Trump’s lawyers argued he was shielded from prosecution. The question went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which held arguments in late April and the justices are expected to hand down a decision by the end of June.

New York: Jury selection in the hush money trial began April 15. Twenty-two witnesses testified over the nearly six-week trial. The jury deliberated for nearly 12 hours before reaching its decision just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Who are the witnesses?

Georgia: A trial witness list prepared by prosecutors included former Vice President Mike Pence, ex-Attorney General Bill Barr and Steve Bannon, the conservative provocateur. The list also includes top Georgia Republicans, such as Gov. Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan.

August 17, 2022 Atlanta - Rudy Giuliani arrives to testify for the special grand jury at Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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Florida: Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former Vice President Mike Pence were among those who testified before a grand jury weighing whether to charge Trump.

Washington: Former Vice President Mike Pence was among he witnesses who testified before the federal grand jury.

New York: Manhattan prosecutors called 20 witnesses including former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, ex-National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, onetime White House aide Hope Hicks and Daniels. The defense called two witnesses. Trump did not testify.

Jack Smith, the special counsel, delivers remarks about the indictment of former President Donald Trump in Washington, June 9, 2023.(Kenny Holston/The New York Times)

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What has Trump said?

In all the cases, Trump has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty. He has repeatedly attacked the the three prosecutors in campaign speeches and on social media.

What about the civil cases?

New York fraud trial:

A New York judge in February fined Trump $454 million for fraudulently manipulating the value of his real estate assets.

The penalty resulted from a civil suit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James who argued Trump lied about his wealth for years.

The former president has posted a $175 million bond while he appeals the judgment.

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E. Jean Carroll

In May 2023, a jury found Trump liable for sexually abusing advice columnist E. Jean Carroll in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in Manhattan in the mid-1990s. They awarded her $5 million in damages.

A second defamation case against Trump ― who was accused of damaging Carroll’s reputation after he called her a liar ― saw her awarded an additional $83.3 million in damages earlier this year.

While he appeals the decision, Trump has anted up a bond of $92 million to ensure Carroll is paid.