Scott Hall: First Defendant to Plead Guilty in Georgia Election Fraud Case, Bail Bondsman

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Scott Hall testified before a Georgia Senate subcommittee on the 2020 presidential election on December 3, 2020.



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Former President Donald Trump is one of the co-accused He confessed to the crime Five counts in Georgia’s 2020 election tampering case.

Bail bondsman Scott Hall, 59, is the first defendant in the case brought by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. To take a plea deal with prosecutors.

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Booking photo of Scott Hall released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

The agreement, signed Friday afternoon in Fulton County Superior Court, recommends a sentence of five years of probation.

Hall was charged with conspiracy to illegally access voter data and vote counting machines at the Coffee County Elections Office on January 7, 2021.

He spent hours inside a restricted area of ​​the election office when voting systems were tampered with, which has been linked to efforts by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists to detect voter fraud. Hall was captured on surveillance video in the office on the day of the violation. He testified before a special grand jury in the Fulton County case and admitted he accessed the voting machine.

Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis brought a broader fraud suit last month, alleging that Hall, Trump and 17 others participated in a broad conspiracy to alter election results in the Beach State.

Trump and the remaining 17 defendants have pleaded not guilty.

Lawyers in Willis’ office signaled earlier Friday that they might come soon Extend a plea deal One or both of the two defendants presided over the trial.

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The revelation came during the formal investigation of former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesbro, the alleged architect of the voter fraud scheme. They are the first defendants in the case, which is scheduled for hearing on October 23.

This story has been updated with additional details.

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