Donald Trump co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro takes last-minute plea deal in Georgia election interference case

ByOlivia Rubin ABCNews logo

Friday, October 20, 2023 4:34PM

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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.

rejected a similar plea deal with the state, ABC News was first to report.

Powell, Chesebro, Trump, and 16 others pleaded not guilty in August to all charges in a sweeping racketeering indictment for alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.

Chesebro becomes the third defendant in the case to strike a plea agreement. Georgia bail bondsman Scott Hall last month took a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to tampering with voting machine equipment and received probation in exchange for agreeing to testify at the trial of other co-defendants.

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