Three associates of former President Donald Trump, namely attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Jim Troupis, along with Michael Roman, a former Trump aide, have been charged by Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D) in connection with a scheme involving alternate electors. The criminal complaint, filed on Tuesday, accuses them of committing forgery, with each individual facing one felony count. Their alleged actions were aimed at challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

“The criminal complaint in this case alleges that the defendants were part of a conspiracy to present a certificate of purported electoral votes from individuals who were not Wisconsin’s duly appointed electors,” Kaul said in a press release. “The Wisconsin Department of Justice is committed to protecting the integrity of our electoral process.”

In response to the allegations, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) expressed his approval in a post on X. Chesebro and Roman were part of the group of 18 Trump associates, including the former president, who faced charges from a Georgia grand jury in August 2023, in connection to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s case against Trump.

Several months later, in October 2023, Chesebro admitted guilt, following Sidney Powell, a former lawyer for Trump, who also accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty for her involvement in contesting the presidential election results. In January, Roman submitted a motion alleging an “inappropriate” relationship between Willis and another prosecutor, Nathan Wade, as well as claiming that Wade’s law firm misused county funds to finance vacations for Willis.

This development coincides with the indictment of alternate electors in states like Arizona, Michigan, and Nevada by grand juries for their roles in challenging the election results of the 2020 presidential election. Chesebro, Roman, and Troupis are set to appear in court on September 19, 2024, as reported by the Hill.