Trump co-defendant Sydney Powell agrees to $100,000 bond deal in Fulton County

August 23, 2023

Trump campaign attorney and co-defendant Sydney Powell agreed Wednesday to a $100,000 bond deal in Fulton County related to the investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

Powell is one of 19 co-defendants, including Trump, who were indicted by a grand jury related to attempts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has given each of the co-defendants until Friday to “voluntarily surrender” or face an arrest warrant.

Along with other various charges, each of the co-defendants was charged with racketeering. Georgia’s RICO statute is much stricter than the federal statute, and a suspect could face a maximum of 20 years in prison for each racketeering count.

Powell faces six other charges, as well. She is accused of violating Georgia election law statutes, conspiracy to commit election fraud. Those charges largely stem from Powell’s alleged involvement in a Coffee County election equipment breach.

She is also accused of a series of computer crimes and conspiracy to defraud the state. That charge is described as theft of data because voter data is “property which was under the control of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Powell is now the 11th of the co-defendants who’ve entered into bond agreements with Fulton County prosecutors, which range from $10,000 to Trump’s agreement of $200,000.

On Monday, Trump agreed to the $200,000 bond deal. That evening the former President posted on social media that he’ll be turning himself in at the Fulton County jail on Thursday.

Six co-defendants have turned themselves in, so far, and have been booked at the Fulton County Jail and had their mug shots taken: Trump attorney John Eastman who authored the fake electors scheme, Trump campaign attorney Kenneth Chesebro, state legislator David Shafer, Georgia-based lawyer Ray Smith, former Coffee County GOP chair Cathy Latham, and Atlanta bail bondsman Scott Hall who’s among those charged with conspiring to unlawfully access Coffee County’s voter data and ballot counting machines.

Another high-profile co-defendant, former Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis has agreed to a $100,000 bond deal but has not yet surrendered at the jail.

On Wednesday morning, former Trump attorney and co-defendant Rudy Giuliani departed New York City for Atlanta, where the jail is located. He was expected to finalize a bond agreement when he arrived in Georgia.

PHOTO: Sydney Powell, November 19 2020

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