Sidney Powell accepts plea deal in Trump Georgia case

Sidney Powell accepts plea deal in Trump Georgia case

Updated October 19, 2023 at 11:04 a.m. ET

Sydney Powellformer legal adviser to Donald Trump, pleaded guilty Thursday to minor crimes in exchange for a sentence that means no prison time, agreeing to testify for the prosecution in the sprawling Georgia racketeering case against the former president and more a dozen other defendants.

Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis’ indictment in August alleged that Trump and 18 other co-defendants participated in a “criminal enterprise” aimed at overturning the 2020 presidential election.

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