Lawyer Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia ahead of trial in Trump’s 2020 election interference case

Members of President Donald Trump's legal team, Sidney Powell, right, with Jenna Ellis, left, attend a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Thursday, November 19, 2020.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Lawyer Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia ahead of trial in Trump’s 2020 election interference case

Sarah D. Wire

Oct. 19, 2023

Attorney Sidney Powell has reached a plea deal in Fulton County, Georgia, a day before jury selection was set to begin for her election interference case along with attorney Ken Chesebro.

Powell received six years’ probation, a $6,000 fine and $2,700 restitution

to the state of Georgia

and agreed to write a letter of apology to the citizens of Georgia and to testify truthfully at the trial. She pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with the execution of election duties in connection with alleged efforts to keep former President Trump in power.

Powell was charged along with 18 others, including Trump, as part of a vast scheme to keep the Republican president in office after he lost the 2020 election to Democrat Joe Biden. The

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The case was filed by Fulton County Dist. Atty. Fani Willis. Powell and Chesebro moved for a speedy trial and were able to separate their side of the case.

Prosecutors say Powell helped orchestrate an unauthorized breach of election equipment at a rural Georgia election office that occurred on January 7, 2021.

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