Kenneth Chesebro, Fulton Defendant, Pleads Guilty to Felony as Jury Selection Commences
Kenneth Chesebro, a lawyer who worked for Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential election, pled guilty on October 20, 2023, to the felony of conspiring to commit filing false documents and admitted to participating in a scheme to use fake electors to overturn the will of Georgia voters. In return for his guilty plea, Chesebro agreed to testify against Trump and other defendants and provide evidence if asked by the prosecution. Chesebro, who was initially charged with seven felony counts and was one of 19 defendants named in a 41-count election interference indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, was sentenced to five years of probation, ordered to issue a written apology to the citizens of Georgia, pay $5,000 in restitution, and perform 100 hours of community service.
Trump’s 2020 Election Lawyer Kenneth Chesebro Pleads Guilty to Felony Over Fake Elector Scheme
On October 20, 2023, Kenneth Chesebro, a lawyer for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, pleaded guilty to the felony of conspiring to file false documents. Originally indicted for racketeering and six additional felonies, he admitted to partaking in a plot to use fake electors to reverse the Georgia voters’ decision.
Chesebro agreed to provide testimony against Trump and others and supply prosecution with evidence under his plea deal conditions.
The guilty plea signals a significant shift for Chesebro, who had previously denied any wrongdoing.
Chesebro was among 19 accused in a 41-count indictment related to a fake elector scheme following the 2020 presidential election, affecting Georgia and six other states. He is the third defendant to plea guilty in this case.
Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, also involved in the voting machine breaches in Coffee County, GA, pled guilty to six criminal counts just before her joint trial with Chesebro. The first guilty plea came from Scott Hall, who admitted to illegal participation in the voting machine hacking.
Chesebro was due to begin trial on October 23, 2023. His guilty plea led to a sentence of five years probation, along with a commitment to write an apology to the people of Georgia, pay $5,000 in restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.
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