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Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia election interference case

Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges in a Fulton County courthouse in Georgia on Thursday.

The six charges of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with performance of election duties carried a recommended sentence of 6 years probation in total, as well as a $6,000 fine and an additional $2,700 restitution payment to the state. As part of her sentence, she also agreed to provide a written letter of apology to the people of Georgia and give “truthful testimony” at any future hearings and trials relating to other defendants.

Powell is one of 19 defendants charged in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ indictment in August.

Powell’s case has been handled separately from the others alongside lawyer Kenneth Chesebro. The two had petitioned the court to have their cases separated from the larger group and to be tried as individuals. Judge Scott McAfee partially granted their request but said they must be tried as a pair for the sake of a speedy trial.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Fox News Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Anders Hagstrom is a reporter with Fox News Digital covering national politics and major breaking news events. Send tips to Anders.Hagstrom@Fox.com, or on Twitter: @Hagstrom_Anders.

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