Carlos De Oliveira Appears in Mar-a-Lago Documents Case

( – Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira appeared in court on July 31 for the charges that Special Counsel Jack Smith brought against him on July 27 for his role in former President Trump’s alleged documents scandal. Although De Oliveira did not enter a plea while in court, the charges he is facing were read aloud to him.

Like Walt Nauta’s situation after he was first charged, De Oliveira was not able to retain Florida federal legal counsel before his initial court appearance. He was released from custody on a $100,000 bond but was not required to pay anything that day. The court gave him 48 hours to hand over his passport and barred him from leaving the state of Florida without permission.

When Special Counsel Jack Smith announced the new charges, he added De Oliveira to the initial indictment of Trump and Nauta. He also faces four additional charges, including obstruction of justice and giving false statements during a voluntary FBI interview. The other two charges which involve an alleged attempt to delete surveillance footage were also brought against Trump and Nauta, as Special Counsel Smith believes that it was a concerted effort by all three defendants. Former President Trump was also charged with an additional count of willfully retaining classified information in the newest indictment.

While former President Trump’s campaign spokesman blasted the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Biden administration for attempting to interfere with the 2024 election, De Oliveira’s attorney has not commented on the matter. De Oliveira is scheduled to be arraigned on August 10 in a Florida federal court, where he will likely plead not guilty just as Trump and Nauta have. Former President Trump was also indicted by Smith on August 1 for the events of January 6, 2021. The charges came just two days after explosive testimony to the House Oversight Committee by Hunter Biden’s former business partner. He provided detailed explanations about President Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealings, contradicting claims made by President Biden over the last several years. Former President Trump and many other Republicans believe that Smith brought the charges to divert the media’s attention away from President Biden.

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