According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Former President Donald Trump is collaborating with a local bonding company in Georgia to cover the expenses for his $200,000 bail.
Charles Shaw, the CEO of Foster Bail Bonds LLC, based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, verified this arrangement to the publication on Thursday evening. However, he did not disclose the exact fee that the former president would be required to pay. CNN, citing undisclosed sources, reported that the fee would likely amount to 10 percent of the bail.
The decision has raised eyebrows among legal experts and observers. Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg shared his surprise on social media platform X (previously Twitter), noting that this choice implies a non-refundable payment of $30,000 to the bond company.
Other legal professionals also expressed skepticism about Trump’s decision to seek assistance from the company. National security lawyer Bradley Moss questioned the necessity for someone of Trump’s financial standing to resort to a bonding company, considering his ownership of resorts and a private plane.
He wondered aloud, “A man who owns resorts and a private plane can’t afford a $200,000 bond?” The move has left conservative lawyer George Conway perplexed as well.
He took to Twitter to express his puzzlement, suggesting that if Trump had the necessary funds, it might seem wasteful to involve a bail bondsman. Conway speculated that Trump might have chosen this route to avoid using his own money and instead have his Political Action Committee (PAC) cover the bonding fee. He acknowledged that this hypothesis might not be definitive, but it’s a possibility to consider.