Sidney Powell, a former attorney for Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to several reduced charges in the Georgia 2020 election interference case.
Many believe Powell took the plea deal, reducing felony charges to misdemeanors, in exchange for testimony that will bolster the prosecution’s case against former President Donald Trump.
Powell had been indicted on two felony counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud and four separate felony conspiracy accounts in association with the 19 co-defendants charged in the case.
Trump acknowledges that he questioned and contested the integrity of Georgia’s 2020 election — citing multiple anomalies but maintains he did not criminally interfere with election results, as charged.
Because the District Attorney is moving forward with prosecuting multiple people on corruption and election interference charges via the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations” (RICO) Act, the specific behavior or activity of one person is not necessary for conviction as long as it can be shown that all defendants were aware of, supported or conspired together in support of illegal activity.
The Daily Caller reported that Powell’s plea agreement comes just days before the Oct. 23 trial will begin. Nineteen co-defendants are charged with seeking to overturn the results of Georgia’s 2020 election.
Under the plea agreement, the judge ordered Powell to write an apology letter and testify against the co-defendants during the trial.
Powell will also be placed on probation for six years and pay a $6,000 fine and $2,700 in restitution to the state of Georgia.
In August, Powell entered a plea of not guilty. Her attempts to move her case or be separated from being tried with the co-defendants in the case were unsuccessful. Earlier this month, her attorneys unsuccessfully argued the case should be dismissed due to “prosecutorial misconduct.”
Former President Trump has harshly criticized the judge and district attorney in the case — alleging misconduct and political bias.
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