Attorney Sidney Powell, an attorney for Donald Trump, speaks during in Alpharetta, Ga., Dec. 2, 2020. Lawyer Sidney Powell pleads guilty as part of deal with prosecutors over efforts to overturn Trump’s loss in Georgia.
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Right-wing attorney Sidney Powell pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal charges stemming from the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump and more than a dozen other defendants.
The plea agreement with prosecutors came one day before jury selection in her trial was set to begin.
Powell, 68, pleaded guilty in Fulton County Superior Court to six misdemeanor counts including conspiracy to commit intentional interference with performance of election duties.
Powell initially faced seven felony charges, including racketeering and conspiracy to commit election fraud, in the indictment alleging a sprawling effort to overturn Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden in Georgia’s 2020 election.
Powell will face six years of probation, a $6,000 fine and a $2,700 restitution to Georgia as part of the deal negotiated with prosecutors, according to remarks in a court hearing Thursday morning.
She will also be required to write an apology letter to the state of Georgia and its citizens.
Powell is the second of 19 co-defendants in the case to plead guilty. The first, bail bondsman Scott Hall, pleaded guilty in September to five misdemeanor conspiracy charges.
Powell, like Hall, agreed to testify truthfully in upcoming trials involving other co-defendants in the case, including Trump.
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