Prosecutors in former President Donald Trump's Georgia case have indicated that plea deals may be offered to some of the 18 co-defendants.
Judge Scott McAfee asked prosecutors about potential plea deals during a pretrial conference for Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell on Friday, while Scott Hall reportedly accepted the first plea deal.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 30, 2023
“We have not, at this point, made an offer,” Fulton County special prosecutor Nathan Wade said during the hearing, according to the Hill.
“Judge, I believe that we can,” Wade later replied. “We’ll sit down and kind of put some things together, and we’ll reach out to defense counsel individually to extend an offer.”
BREAKING: Scott Hall, one of Donald Trump's co-defendants charged in the Fulton County election interference case, is taking a plea deal, marking the first plea deal in the case. https://t.co/VjD8xN0aV1
— ABC News (@ABC) September 29, 2023
"Scott Hall appeared Friday in court for what Judge Scott McAfee said was a 'negotiated resolution,'" ABC News reported Friday.
"As part of the deal, Hall pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with performance of election duties. He will get probation and has agreed to testify moving forward, including at the trial of other co-defendants," it added.
— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) September 29, 2023
"Hall has agreed to 5-years probation, one for each count. He is to refrain from polling activities while on probation. Hall also must pay a $5,000 fine," Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
"In addition, Hall must write a letter of apology to the citizens of the state of Georgia, perform 200 hours of community service, and fully cooperate with the Fulton County DA's Office," it noted.
Hall also cannot communicate with others involved in the case and is ordered not to speak to the media.
Many have spoken out against Hall, claiming he "flipped" against Trump, while others wonder whether more co-defendants will take similar offers to testify against the former president.
The case continues to cause problems for Trump's campaign efforts but his poll numbers remain strong in his quest for a return to the White House.