ATLANTA – Trump campaign legal counsel Kenneth Chesbro reached a settlement Friday with attorneys from Fulton County, Georgia in a 2020 election interference case.
Chesbro, who is accused along with Donald Trump and more than a dozen other co-defendants of trying to delay the transition of power after the 2020 election, was scheduled to go on trial this week. He accepted the offer as jury selection was underway on Friday, after completing a lengthy questionnaire about what 450 potential jurors would be asked. He reneged on an earlier deal late last month.
Standing beside his attorney in court, Chesebro pleaded guilty to conspiracy to file false documents and agreed to testify in the case as part of a deal.
Trump’s lawyer faces five years of probation, a $5,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and must continue to provide documents and evidence to the government as per the terms of the deal.
Chesbro told the court he had already written a letter of apology, another term of the deal. The deal was granted under Georgia’s first-offender statute, and Cesebro followed the terms of a plea deal that was dismissed in late September.
Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell unexpectedly filed the indictment Thursday morning. The two lawyers were to appear together for trial before pleading guilty in the case.
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