Former Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell pleaded guilty in the Georgia election subversion case, one day before her trial was set to start, according to CNN. Powell entered her guilty plea in Fulton County Superior Court, as part of a deal reached with prosecutors, in which she pled guilty to six misdemeanor counts. In her plea, Powell agreed to serve six years of probation and pay a $6,000 fine and $2,700 in restitution to the state of Georgia, NBC News reports. Powell will also be required to testify at future trials and write an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia. As part of her guilty plea, Powell is admitting her role in the January 2021 breach in which a group of Trump supporters accessed and copied information from the county’s election systems in hopes of somehow proving that the election was rigged against Trump.
Powell's attorneys rejected prosecutors’ claims that she orchestrated the breach in Coffee County. They’ve said at pretrial hearings that prosecutors are “incorrect” and that “the evidence will show that she was not the driving force behind” the incident. Powell is now the second person in the racketeering case to plead guilty. Bail bondsman Scott Hall last month pleaded guilty and agreed to testify at future trials. The other 17 defendants, including Trump, have pleaded not guilty. Pro-Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro’s trial is slated to begin Friday with jury selection.