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Trump co-defendant reaches plea deal in Georgia election case

Willis indicted Scott Hall, along with Trump and 17 others in August of this year.

Published: September 29, 2023 4:51pm

One of former President Donald Trump's 18 co-defendants has reached a plea agreement in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's election case.

Scott Hall, a former Republican poll watcher, pleaded guilty to conspiring to interfere in the Peach State's 2020 election as part of Trump's broader efforts to contest the results, Reuters reported.

The deal requires Hall to testify against the other defendants, demands Hall pay a $5,000 fine, and receive five years of probation.

Willis indicted Hall, along with Trump and 17 others in August of this year. All face charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act while the former president must also contend with a litany of conspiracy counts.

He has pleaded not guilty and insisted the case is part of a broader political witch hunt designed to derail in 2024 bid to return to the White House.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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