Sidney Powell is an American attorney, former federal prosecutor, and conspiracy theorist who gained prominence for her attempts to overturn the 2020 United States presidential election.
She was born in 1955 in Durham, North Carolina, and has been active in the legal field since 1978.
Powell’s efforts to challenge the election results led to the State Bar of Texas seeking sanctions against her, including possible disbarment.
On August 14, 2023, she was indicted, along with eighteen others, in a prosecution related to the 2020 election in Georgia.
Recently, Powell pleaded guilty in the Georgia election subversion case, one day before her trial was set to start.
As part of her guilty plea, she admitted her role in the January 2021 breach of election systems in rural Coffee County, Georgia.
Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of six years of probation, and Powell will also be required to testify at future trials and write an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia.
She was accused of playing a leading role in the breach, where a group of Trump supporters accessed and copied information from the county’s election systems in hopes of proving that the election was rigged against Trump.
In the plea deal, Powell is pleading guilty to six misdemeanor charges, and she will receive 12 months of probation for each count, as well as a $6,000 fine.
She must also ‘testify truthfully about any codefendants’ involved in the matter and ‘provide all documents to the district attorney’s office’ relevant to their case against the other codefendants.
Powell is not allowed to have any communication with any of the co-defendants in the case or members of the media.
She will also have to write an apology letter to the people of the state of Georgia, which she has already satisfied.
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Powell was accused of violating Georgia’s RICO Act and two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud.
As part of her plea deal, she will serve six years on probation, pay $2,700 in restitution fees and a $6,000 fine, write an apology letter to the people of Georgia, and testify against other defendants in the case.
The terms of the plea deal also prohibit her from talking to the media about the case.
Who is Sidney Powell?
Powell was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1955 and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a BA and JD.
She has been an attorney since 1978 and has handled civil and criminal trial work.
Powell was an assistant United States attorney for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas and the Eastern District of Virginia from 1978 through 1988.
Powell established her own law firm in 1993 in Dallas, Texas, and has been lead counsel in more than 500 appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
She has argued hundreds of cases in the Fifth Circuit.
Powell has also been a frequent guest on conservative radio and TV.
Powell gained national attention in 2019 when she became the attorney for General Michael Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI but later sought to withdraw his plea.
She has been a public face of the Trump campaign and has made wild voting conspiracy theories.
Powell’s role on the Trump team was never clear, and she did not appear in court at any of the dozen or so hearings so far in election-related cases.
In 2014, he published ‘Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,’ which has been a best-seller on Amazon in law/legal ethics, Judicial Branch, and white collar/true crime.
The book reads like a legal thriller but is true and names names.
Powell has appeared many times on NewsMax television, FOX with Cavuto, and countless radio shows discussing the book and prosecutorial and government misconduct.
Recently, he has been in the news for her involvement in the 2020 presidential election and her allegations of voting fraud.