Ex-Trump attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell will go to trial on Oct. 23, a media report says.
Sep 14, 2023 10:36 am EDT
ATLANTA, GA — The 19 defendants in Georgia’s nationally-watched election interference case will not be tried together after a judge ruled Thursday to separate two of them, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Ex-Trump attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell will be tried separately from former U.S. President Donald J. Trump and the remaining defendants in the Fulton County case. All are accused of trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
Chesebro and Powell both requested speedy trials, which are set to begin on Oct. 23, the AJC reported.
The news comes days after it was reported that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee denied both of the attorneys initial requests.
Powell was charged on suspicion of violating the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer theft, conspiracy to commit computer trespass, conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy, conspiracy to defraud the state. Powell was released on a $100,000 bond.
Chesebro was charged on suspicion of violation of the RICO Act, conspiracy to commit impersonating a public officer, two counts of first-degree conspiracy to commit forgery, conspiracy to commit false statements and writings and two counts of conspiracy to commit filing false documents. Chesebro’s bond agreement was for $100,000, according to jail records.
Read more via the AJC.