Fulton County sheriff confident Trump’s mugshot will soon be 'ready'

Fulton County sheriff confident Trump’s mugshot will soon be 'ready'

Although former President Donald Trump has now been indicted four times on federal charges, the 2024 MAGA hopeful still has not had his mugshot taken — but that could change soon, Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) reports.

After a Fulton County Superior Court grand jury indicted the former president Monday, August 15, along with 18 others including ex-Trump lawyer Rudy Guiliani and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — Atlanta officials plan to ensure Trump "won't be treated any different than a regular defendant," according to The Daily Beast.

AJC reports:

Although federal authorities in Miami and Washington and local officials in Manhattan gave Trump a pass, that didn't stop his campaign from seizing the moment by selling T-shirts with a fake mug shot for $36 or a $47 campaign donation. The words 'NOT GUILTY' appear in big, bold letters under the fictitious mug shot.

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The newspaper also notes:

Typically, when defendants are arrested or surrender to authorities in Fulton County they are processed at the Rice Street jail where they are fingerprinted and stand for a booking photo. Whether the U.S. Secret Service, which is in charge of protecting Trump, will allow him to appear at the jail, which is under investigation by federal authorities, is an open question.

"It doesn't matter your status, we'll have a mugshot ready for you," Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat told AJC. "Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices."

READ MORE: Trump crimes continued 'nearly eight months after' he left office, indictment reveals: analysis

Atlanta Journal Constitution's full report is available at this link. The Daily Beast's report is here.

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