Sidney Powell, a former lawyer for Donald Trump, has pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy to interfere with the 2020 election in Georgia. The plea was part of a deal reached with prosecutors in the Fulton County election probe.
The charges against Powell stemmed from her alleged involvement in efforts to overturn Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. Prosecutors accused her of conspiring with others to access election equipment without authorization and hiring a computer forensics firm to copy software and data from voting machines and computers in Coffee County, Georgia.
As part of the plea deal, prosecutors are recommending a sentence of six years probation for Powell. She will also have to testify at any future trials and write an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia.
Powell’s guilty plea came just one day before her trial was set to start. Her co-defendant, lawyer Kenneth Chesebro, is now scheduled to go on trial by himself, although prosecutors have not ruled out the possibility of offering him a plea deal as well.
Another defendant in the case, bail bondsman Scott Graham Hall, previously pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor charges. He was sentenced to five years of probation and agreed to testify in further proceedings.