Sidney Powell Pleads Guilty to Six Criminal Charges in Fulton County Election Subversion Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Oct. 19, Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges as part of a plea deal reached with prosecutors in the Fulton County, Georgia election subversion case

Powell, who served as an attorney for former President Donald Trump during his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, will serve six years probation, pay a $6,000 fine, owe $2,700 in restitution, write an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia and testify against co-defendants in the case in future proceedings. 

Powell pleaded guilty to six counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with performance of election duties. She previously faced seven felony charges. 

The former Trump lawyer, who once claimed she was going to “release the Kraken” and provide examples of overwhelming election fraud — which she did not — was scheduled to go to trial on Monday, Oct. 23 along with co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro.

In March 2021, just months after making outlandish claims of a wide-reaching conspiracy to overturn the election, Powell claimed her own comments were so ludicrous that “no reasonable person” could believe they “were statements of fact.” She made the statement in an attempt to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against her filed by Dominion Voting Systems. 

Watch the court proceedings here.

Learn more about the Georgia 2020 election subversion indictment here.

Learn more about Sidney Powell here.