Kenneth Chesebro pleaded guilty to one felony count of “conspiracy to commit filing false documents”
Trump’s Georgia co-defendant, Kenneth Chesebro, accepted a plea deal on Friday with Fulton County, Georgia prosecutors, in connection to the charges brought against him in the state’s sprawling RICO election interference case.
Chesebo pleaded guilty to a single felony count of “conspiracy to commit filing false documents,” NBC News reports. He agreed to five years probation, a 5,000 dollar fine, community service, an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia, and — crucially — to testify truthfully on behalf of the prosecution against other defendants in the case.
Chesebro was charged alongside Trump and 17 others in August with participating in a widespread plan to interfere with the results of the 2020 election. The charges against Chesebro, an attorney, relate to his role in a scheme to undermine the Electoral College’s certification of Joe Biden’s election by submitting a slate of fake pro-electors.
On Thursday, fellow indicted co-conspirator Sidney Powell agreed to her own deal with prosecutors. A third co-defendant, Scott Hall, accepted a plea deal in September. Chesebro and Powell, who had asked that their cases be separated from that of the other co-defendants, were scheduled to begin their trials next week.
This is a developing story and will be updated with further details.
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