Hall is the first person charged with Trump to plead guilty in the Georgia election interference case, which claims that Trump and his 18 co-defendants engaged in a widespread racketeering conspiracy to overturn Trump's supposed defeat in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden. (Related: Thrive Time Show: Indictments against Trump PROVE Americans live in a country with a two-tiered justice system – Brighteon.TV.)
Georgia prosecutors were able to get Hall to agree to a plea deal that includes an agreement to a sentence of five years in probation, a $5,000 fine and a letter of apology to the state.
Part of the plea deal also requires Hall to testify against his co-defendants, including Trump, at future trials or hearings in the Georgia election racketeering case. If he abides by this, the state agrees to drop the felony charges against him.
At a hearing in the Fulton County Superior Court, Hall confirmed to Judge McAfee the requirements of his plea deal with prosecutors.
Curiously, McAfee indicated that Hall's plea was scheduled hastily on Friday, alleging that prosecutors wanted to rush the process to enter Hall's guilty plea. One prosecutor noted that Hall provided a recorded statement about his alleged involvement in the bid to interfere with the 2020 election in Georgia to the district attorney's office earlier in the day.
"This is not a matter that had been scheduled today, but I was informed by both parties that they would like to have an impromptu court hearing and I understand that this is a change of plea," said McAfee at the outset of the court session on Friday afternoon.
The session to enter Hall's guilty plea lasted just 25 minutes, with the judge accepting Hall's change of plea and imposing the sentence of five years probation agreed on by both the prosecutorial and defense teams.
Under the deal, Hall is also forbidden from speaking with the media regarding any topic until all of the trials related to the case are complete. Hall is also not allowed to be involved in any activities related to voting. If he successfully completes his probation, under Georgia law he could be left without a criminal record.
Hall, 59, pleaded guilty to allegedly participating in an effort to access the voting machines and equipment in Coffee County in southeastern Georgia. Hall supposedly wanted to access election equipment as part of a wider conspiracy involving other Trump allies who were investigating allegations of voter fraud in the state, with the goal of reversing Biden's very slim majority in the state.
Hall allegedly spent hours inside a restricted area of an election office in Coffee County when voting systems were breached. He was also supposedly in communication with several other alleged co-conspirators at the time of the breach. Prosecutors also alleged that he contacted figures within Trump's inner circle.
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