Trump’s New Atlanta Lawyer Familiar With RICO Law

On the same day the former guy is said to be turning himself in to Fulton County’s jail, Trump announced he has a new lawyer to lead his Atlanta RICO case.

Ohio-born and raised, Steve Sadow has represented some high-profile clients before, including Usher, Rick Ross and T.I., including most recently the rapper Gunna, who was facing charges in another RICO case in Fulton County.

Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, entered a negotiated guilty plea with the state that allowed him to suspend additional jail time and maintain his innocence in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of violating RICO.


More than two decades ago, Mr. Sadow was a fixture in news reports about a scandal involving an Atlanta strip club called the Gold Club, which, according to federal prosecutors, had ties to the Gambino crime family of New York and was a den of prostitution and grift. Mr. Sadow represented the club’s owner, Steven E. Kaplan, who pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge, an outcome Mr. Sadow called “a very good deal for all concerned.”


In 2021, Sadow said that RICO was “overused” by Georgia prosecutors.

On the Trump case, Sadow said, “The president should never have been indicted. He is innocent of all the charges brought against him. We look forward to the case being dismissed or, if necessary, an unbiased, open-minded jury finding the president not guilty.”

Here’s an interesting Sadow interview from a year ago:

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