Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to charges in the former president's Georgia election case as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
The deal left her with six conspiracy counts related to the election and agreeing to testify in the future.
Sidney Powell pleads guilty to criminal charges in Fulton County RICO case
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 19, 2023
"Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee accepted the plea and said she could not withdraw it," the Washington Examiner wrote.
"She was sentenced to six years' probation, a $6,000 fine, and $2,700 restitution. Powell will also be required to testify 'truthfully' at future trials and write an apology letter to the people of the Peach State," it added.
BREAKING: Lawyer Sidney Powell pleads guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors over efforts to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss in Georgia. https://t.co/IskJ79aUXR
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 19, 2023
"The plea deal makes Powell the most prominent known person to be working with prosecutors investigating Trump’s efforts to overturn the election," the Associated Press reported.
"Her cooperation in the case and participation in strategy talks threaten to expose the former president and offer insight on what he was saying and doing in the critical period after the election," it noted.
BREAKING: Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia election case ahead of trial https://t.co/8L7y1mIsRA
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 19, 2023
"Chesebro and Powell, who requested speedy trials, had tried to separate (or “sever”) their cases, essentially arguing their charges were unrelated so it would be unfair to lump them together in front of the same jury," MSNBC reported.
"With her plea, Powell avoids a jury completely and Chesebro stands alone. Unless he pleads guilty, too," it stated.
Some legal experts argue that the guilty verdict will make the case more difficult for Trump and his co-defendants in the case as the former president's trial comes early next year.
The legal battle in Georgia is only one of the many cases against Trump as he seeks a return to the White House. He is currently involved in a New York case over fraud claims related to his business, with additional cases in Washington and Florida also ongoing.
Powell's move may mark a loss for the former Trump attorney but the battle is far from over for the former president in his comeback election bid for 2024 against President Joe Biden.