Top Trump Ally Found Guilty

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( – In the Georgia election interference case, which includes 19 defendants including former President Donald Trump, bail bond business owner Scott Hall became the first co-defendant to plead guilty.

Hall reached a plea deal with prosecutors which led to an impromptu hearing before Judge Scott McAfee on Friday where he pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with the performance of election duties. As part of the agreement Hall was given a $5,000 fine and will need to complete 200 hours of community service and be on probation for five years. He will also be blocked from participating in “polling activities” during his time on probation and must release a letter of apology to Georgia citizens for his involvement in this case. Finally, Hall is going to testify in future case proceedings honestly as part of the deal.

McAfee during the hearing asked Hall whether he was pleading guilty because he was guilty and there was factual evidence to support the guilty plea. In response, Hall stated, “Yes, sir.” Following the plea deal Hall and Nathan Wade, the Fulton County special prosecutor shook hands.

According to reports Hall was part of the group that had breached the Coffee County Election Office on January 7, 2021. Had the case gone to trial then the state would attempt to showcase that the defendants in this case had entered a conspiracy to attempt to interfere with the state elections. The court employee further noted that the criminal conspiracy was attempting to gain unlawful access to the Coffee County election machines, but that they had failed to do so.

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