Major Co-Defendant in Trump Case Accepts Plea Deal

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On Friday, Fulton County prosecutors offered former Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro a plea agreement in their extensive racketeering investigation into alleged efforts to tamper with the outcome of the 2020 election.

Chesebro only faces a $5,000 fine and five years of probation because he pled guilty to a single felony count of conspiring to file false paperwork.

He consented to testify against the other defendants in the case—two of whom have already entered into plea agreements—in exchange for the agreement.

Back in August, Chesebro was charged with seven felonies, including two counts of conspiring to commit first-degree forgery, conspiring to make false statements and writings, violating the Georgia RICO Act, impersonating a public official, and conspiring to file false documents.

The day before her trial was scheduled to start in Fulton County on Thursday, Sidney Powell, another attorney who would have worked for Trump’s legal team after the 2020 election, entered a plea of guilty to lesser counts.

Six misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with the performance of election duties were lowered to misdemeanors after Powell entered a guilty plea.

She will now be subject to a six-year probationary period, a $6,000 fine, $2,700 in state restitution, and a letter of apology to the state’s residents.

She also consented to testify against any of the 17 other defendants who are still involved in the case going ahead, including Trump.

Powell’s punishment is significantly less severe than it would have been if she had been found guilty of the numerous felonies she was charged with in the initial indictment, including two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, a violation of the Georgia RICO Act, computer theft, computer trespass, invasion of privacy, and conspiracy to defraud the state.

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