Trump indictments: Alleged co-conspirator has Gainesville ties

An Alpharetta lawyer with Gainesville ties is among the 19 people named in the Trump indictment which was returned Monday night in Atlanta.

           Bob Cheeley is accused in several of the counts outlined in the 98-page document.  Among them are some in which he is alleged to have been trying to contact then-State Sen. Butch Miller of Gainesville who was serving as Senate President Pro-Tem.  

          Cheeley, owner of the Midland Social in Gainesville, a Gainesville Midland Railroad baggage car now serving as a restaurant, was trying to get state legislative leaders to call a special session of the legislature to certify a group of Trump-supporting alternate electors, according to the indictment.  The plan was for that group to replace the slate of Democratic electors pledged to Joe Biden.

In all, he’s accused in 10 of the 41 counts in the indictment, including racketeering, conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit impersonating a public officer, conspiracy to commit false public statements and writings, and perjury.

You can read more about the allegations against Cheeley and those against the others charged in the indictment by clicking here to access the entire document trump-indictment-08-14-2023.pdf (