Fanni Willis has just scored her first victory after Trump co-defendant Scott Hall plead guilty today to multiple criminal charges.
Here’s the news via CNBC:
Scott Hall, one of 18 co-defendants of former President Donald Trump in the Georgia election interference case, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple criminal charges.
Hall, a bail bondsman, is the first defendant in the case to plead guilty in the case.
Hall pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts as part of a negotiated deal.
He will serve five years of probation as part of the sentencing agreement, Judge Scott McAfee said during a hearing in Fulton County Superior Court on Friday afternoon.
Hall will also have to pay a total of $5,000 and serve 200 hours of community service, the judge said in that hearing.
Hall was originally charged with seven counts, which included working with Sidney Powell to tamper with electronic voting machines:
Hall was originally charged with seven counts in the case, which alleges an illegal conspiracy by Trump and the other defendants to overturn President Joe Biden’s electoral victory in Georgia’s 2020 election.
Hall was accused of willfully tampering electronic voting machines in Coffee County, Georgia, and of working with multiple other co-defendants, including the pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, as part of that effort.
Like all other defendants in the case, Hall had pleaded not guilty to the charges brought by Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis.
But earlier Friday, an attorney for Hall submitted a court filing waiving his indictment in the case.
This definitely won’t bode well for Sidney Powell and it doesn’t look great for Trump either, as it makes Willis’ election case look more legitimate than he’d hoped.