One of the co-defendants in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ racketeering case involving former President Donald Trump and 18 others has reached a plea agreement. This is the first instance of any of the 19 charged individuals in this case.
Bail bondsman Scott Hall has entered a guilty plea on five counts related to conspiracy to intentionally interfere with election duties. As part of the plea deal, Hall has accepted certain conditions, including five years of probation, a prohibition on engaging in election polling activities, a $5,000 fine, 200 hours of community service, and the task of crafting an apology letter to the people of Georgia. He has also agreed to cooperate with the Fulton County DA’s office.
The allegations against Hall revolve around his actions in Coffee County, where he’s accused of imaging every hard drive of the equipment used in the voting stations. He allegedly did it at the behest of former Trump attorney Sidney Powell, a move that officials in Georgia deemed unauthorized. The replacement of the equipment reportedly cost the state $400,000.
Furthermore, Hall will be called upon to testify in future trials related to this case. All the other co-defendants have chosen not to enter into a plea deal.
Donald Trump himself faces a total of 13 charges, which include three counts of solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, two counts of conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree, and two counts of conspiracy to commit false statements and writings, among others. Trump expressed his dismay at his arrest in Georgia, which led to the now-infamous mugshot of the leading GOP candidate for the 2024 election, describing it as “a very sad day for America.” He vehemently asserted his innocence, saying, “What has taken place here is a travesty of justice, we did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong, and everybody knows that I’ve never had such support.”