Sidney Powell Sentencing in Georgia Election Interference Case Announced

Sidney Powell Sentencing in Georgia Election Interference Case Announced

Sidney Powell, former attorney for Donald Trump, entered a plea deal with Fulton County, Ga., prosecutors, pleading guilty to six misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with the performance of election duties. As part of the agreement, Powell is sentenced to six years of probation and is required to pay a $6,000 fine and $2,700 in restitution to Georgia. Initially, Powell faced more severe charges, including computer theft, trespass, and conspiracy to commit election fraud.

The charges stem from an alleged attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, involving unauthorized access to data from the Coffee County election office. Powell is the second defendant to plead guilty in this case, following Scott Hall’s plea last month.

Powell’s plea comes just a day before her scheduled trial alongside co-defendant attorney Kenneth Chesebro. With Powell’s plea deal in place, Chesebro is expected to face trial alone, beginning with jury selection on Friday.

The investigation revealed that Powell was involved in the illegal copying of data from voting machines in Coffee County. The plea mandates that Powell provide an apology letter to Georgia and its residents and testify truthfully in upcoming hearings and trials.

While Powell’s attorneys previously denied any wrongdoing, emphasizing that Coffee County officials had invited scrutiny, this plea deal represents a significant development in the wider case.

No trial dates have been set for the remaining 16 co-defendants, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows, former White House Chief of Staff during Trump’s tenure.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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