Sidney Powell, a former lawyer for the 2020 campaign of former President Trump who assisted in spreading allegations of election fraud, has now reportedly entered a not guilty plea in the Georgia election meddling case.
Powell and 18 other people, including Trump, are charged with participating in a criminal conspiracy to maintain the former president’s position of authority after he lost the state’s election for president in 2020.
She is accused of breaching seven counts, one of which is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act of Georgia, which is intended to tackle organized crime, the alleged offense leveled against all defendants.
The other accusations against the Trump attorney are related to a malfunction of the Coffee County voting system. A number of computer crimes, a scheme to defraud the state, and an election fraud conspiracy are among them.
In a Tuesday court filing, Powell agreed to forego being arraigned.
She was scheduled to appear in court on September 6 alongside the other suspects, where she would have formally heard the charges against her and entered a plea.
She is not the first person to plead not guilty in the complex case. In writing on Monday, Ray Smith, a Trump lawyer with offices in Georgia, waived his arraignment and submitted a not guilty plea, according to court documents. The indictment names 12 counts against Smith, including the racketeering one.