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Third Co-Defendant, Additional Charges in Mar-a-Lago Classified Documents Case

Hyemin Han, Tyler McBrien
Thursday, July 27, 2023, 6:35 PM
The superseding indictment named Carlos De Oliveira, property manager at Mar-a-Lago, and brought additional charges against Donald Trump and his co-defendant Waltine Nauta.

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On July 27, Special Counsel Jack Smith charged a third defendant, Carlos De Oliveira, in the case of United States v. Donald Trump and Waltine Nauta in a superseding indictment. The indictment describes De Oliveira as the property manager at The Mar-a-Lago Club.   

The superseding indictment also brought two additional charges against former President Donald Trump and four extra charges for co-defendant Nauta, including allegations that the defendants attempted to delete security camera footage at Mar-a-Lago to prevent it from being provided to a grand jury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)(2)(B). It also added a new Count 32 under 18 U.S.C. § 793(e), adding one more count of unlawful retention of National Defense Information against Trump.

Read the indictment here, or below: 

Hyemin Han is an associate editor of Lawfare and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked in eviction defense and has interned on Capitol Hill and with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College, where she was editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth independent daily.
Tyler McBrien is the managing editor of Lawfare. He previously worked as an editor with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Equal Education in South Africa, and holds an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago.

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