Attorney Sydney Powell pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges Thursday for efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election in Georgia, becoming the second defendant in the case to reach the an agreement with prosecutors.
Powell, who is accused along with Trump and 17 others of violating the state’s anti-racketeering law, entered the plea a day before jury selection was to begin in his trial. He pleaded guilty to six misdemeanors accusing him of conspiring to willfully interfere in the performance of election duties.
Powell specifically admitted to taking these actions after the 2020 election: “for the purpose of intentionally tampering with electronic ballot markers and tabulating machines,” “with the intent to obtain and appropriate to the information, data, and software, the property of Dominion Voting Systems Corporation,” and “reviewing the voter’s personal data, with the knowledge that such review is unauthorized.”
As part of the plea deal, he will serve six years of probation, be fined $6,000 and must write an apology letter to Georgia and its residents. He also agreed to testify against his co-accused in future trials.
While disappointed that Powell and co-defendant Scott Hall seem to have escaped more serious felony convictions, I envision the following scenarios to play out: Each of the plea bargainers (these two and others expected between 17) should provide. true testimony against their other co-accused. Those who continue to plead guilty, despite seemingly overwhelming evidence, are likely to receive more consequential convictions.