Donald Trump’s co-defendant, Sidney Powell, agrees to a plea deal on the eve of the trial in Georgia

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.

This is a developing story. Please come back for more updates. The video in the media player is from a previous report.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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