ABC News reports:
Kenneth Chesebro, a co-defendant in former President Donald Trump’s Georgia election interference case, has taken a last-minute plea deal in the case. The deal comes after the jury selection process had gotten underway Friday.
Chesebro, an attorney, was facing seven counts after prosecutors said he drafted a strategy to use so-called “alternate electors” to prevent Joe Biden from receiving 270 electoral votes in the 2020 election, according to the Fulton County DA’s indictment.
The plea comes a day after former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell took a plea deal in which she received probation in exchange for agreeing to testify in the case.
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JUST IN: Pro-Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro, who helped craft the 2020 fake elector plot, pleads guilty in Georgia election subversion case https://t.co/BybW7Zg7Ul
— CNN (@CNN) October 20, 2023
Kenneth Chesebro pleads guilty. Another one bites the dust.
Fani Willis: 3
Trump Insurrectionists: 0 pic.twitter.com/A7RbKtGWCT
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 20, 2023
—Jordan/GOP fail, for a 3rd time, to elect a House Speaker. No plan forward in sight.
—Kenneth Chesebro pleads GUILTY in 2020 election subversion case, flips on Trump, takes a felony plea.
—Trump is threatened w/ jail time for violating gag order in NY fraud case
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 20, 2023
Chesebro is pleading pursuant to Georgia’s first offender act which lets someone with no prior felony convictions to avoid normal prosecution avoid having a permanent criminal record. But it’s still a felony.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 20, 2023
NOW: Former Trump campaign lawyer Kenneth Chesebro is pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to file false documents in the Georgia election case, agreeing to cooperate and testify. Recommended sentence: 5 years probation, $5K restitution, apologyhttps://t.co/qND8joe9l9
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) October 20, 2023