Kenneth Chesebro Pleads Guilty in Fulton County Election Subversion Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Oct. 20, Kenneth Chesebro, who served as an attorney for former President Donald Trump and led an attempt to submit a false slate of Georgia electors in 2020, pleaded guilty to a felony count of conspiracy to file false documents. 

Chesebro will avoid jail time as part of a plea agreement reached with Fulton County, Georgia prosecutors. Instead, he is required to serve five years probation, perform 100 hours of community service, testify in future trials against any co-defendant, pay $5,000 in restitution and write an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia.

The former Trump lawyer was alleged to have been an architect of the plot to submit a fake slate of electors for Trump in Georgia, despite now-President Joe Biden having won the state by nearly 12,000 votes. As part of this plot, Chesebro authored multiple memos detailing how Trump’s allies could send fake slates of electors to Congress. Chesebro had previously faced seven counts, including a charge of felony racketeering, as part of the Fulton County election subversion case

The guilty plea comes just a day after another former Trump lawyer, Sidney Powell, pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges. Chesebro and Powell were originally slated to go to trial together this Monday.

Watch the court proceedings here.

Learn more about the Georgia election subversion indictment here.