Sidney Powell Pleads Guilty to Six Criminal Charges Days Ahead of Scheduled Trial
Sidney Powell, a lawyer who worked for Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential election, pleaded guilty to 6 criminal counts of conspiracy to commit interference with election duties and racketeering on October 19, 2023. Powell also admitted to plotting to unlawfully access secure election machines in Georgia and has agreed to offer testimony against Trump and other defendants if requested by prosecutors. Powell has been sentenced to 6 years probation, she has also agreed to issue a written apology to the citizens of Georgia and pay $2,700 in restitution to the state and a $6,000 additional fine to help repair voting machines that were tampered with.
Sidney Powell’s Guilty Plea in Georgia Election Interference Case
Sidney Powell, an attorney who represented Donald Trump in the 2020 election, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to interfere with election duties in October 2023. Powell, indicted for racketeering and other felonies, confessed to plotting to access secure election machines in Georgia unlawfully.
Under her plea agreement, Powell agreed to testify against Trump and other defendants if asked by prosecutors.
Powell is the second defendant to plead guilty in this case, following Scott Hall, who also admitted to illegal participation in the voting machine hacking.
Scheduled to start trial on October 23, 2023, Powell received a sentence of six years probation after pleading guilty. She agreed to issue a written apology to Georgia citizens, pay restitution, and a fine totaling $8,700.
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