Sidney Powell, one of 18 co-defendants in President Donald Trump’s election interference case in Georgia, is in court Thursday morning to reach a plea deal in the RICO case.
According to the agreement read in court, she faces six misdemeanor charges. She receives a 12-month suspended sentence for each count and a $6,000 fine.
The plea comes a day before she was scheduled to go on trial along with her co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro.
As part of the plea agreement, Powell must “testify truthfully” about all co-defendants involved in the matter and “provide the prosecution with all documents” relevant to her case against the other co-defendants, according to Judge Scott McAfee
Powell is not allowed to “communicate” with any of the co-defendants in the case or with members of the media.
She will also have to write a letter of apology to the people of the state of Georgia, “with which you are already satisfied,” McAfee said.
Sources said Chesebro rejected a similar deal with the state last month. ABC News was first to report it on Wednesday.
Powell, ChesebroTrump and 16 others pleaded not guilty to all charges in August in a sweeping indictment over alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia.
Powell, a former Trump campaign lawyer, is accused of helping tamper with voting machines in Coffee County.
Powell is the second defendant in the case to reach a plea deal, following Scott Hall’s plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to tampering with voting machine equipment.
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Chesebro faces seven counts after prosecutors said he devised a strategy to use so-called “alternative voters” to prevent Joe Biden from receiving 270 electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election, the indictment says.
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