Attorney for the Trump campaign admits guilt in the Georgia election interference case
Trump campaign attorney Kenneth Chesebro has pleaded guilty to a felony charge in the Georgia election interference case against Donald Trump. This plea deal comes just one day after his co-defendant Sidney Powell struck her own plea agreement with prosecutors.
If asked to testify during the trials of the other co-defendants in the case, including Trump, Chesebro, like Powell, will be compelled to do so honestly. Chesebro’s decision to plead guilty suggests that pressure is mounting on the defendants to cooperate with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ team, which could spell trouble for the former president.
Seven counts were first brought against Chesebro in relation to a plan to influence alternate electors to support Trump in crucial areas where he lost to Biden, including Georgia. As part of his plea deal, Chesebro pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to file false documents, and the other charges against him were dropped.
Chesebro will be placed on five years of probation, be required to give Georgia $5,000 in reparations, perform 100 hours of community service, and submit an official letter of apology.
Chesebro is the third of 19 co-defendants to plead guilty in Willis’ case, which alleges a sweeping conspiracy by Trump and others to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia’s 2020 election. Trump, who is charged with 13 crimes in Willis’ case, as well as the other co-defendants who have pled not guilty, still lack a trial date.
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