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Trump charged in probe of Jan. 6, efforts to overturn 2020 election

By Devlin Barrett

02 Aug 2023 · 8 min read

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  1. A grand jury has indicted former US President Donald Trump on four counts related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. The maximum potential sentence for the most serious charge is 20 years in prison.

A grand jury indicted former president Donald Trump on Tuesday for a raft of alleged crimes in his brazen efforts to overturn Joe Biden's election victory - the latest legal and political aftershock stemming from the riot at the U.S. Capitol two and a half years ago.

The four-count, 45-page indictment accuses Trump, who is again running for president, of conspiring to defraud the United States, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, attempting to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiring against people's civil right to have their vote counted. The maximum potential sentence on the most serious charge is 20 years in prison.

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