Bail bondsman Scott Hall has become the first defendant in the Trump racketeering case to enter a guilty plea. Hall’s charges stemmed from an incident that occurred in Coffee County. Hall’s plea deal will net him five years on probation, a $5,000 fine, and 200 hours of community service in exchange for his testimony.
The charges related to the incident in Coffee County, in which several individuals, including the Elections Supervisor and Coffee County GOP Chair Cathy Latham, allegedly illegally accessed secure voting equipment, are the strongest parts of Willis’s case, with clear video evidence and photos of the breach, which occurred over a four hour time span.
The guilty plea comes the same day a federal judge, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, handed down a ruling denying a request by Cathy Latham, along with David Shafer and State Senator Sean Still, to have their case moved to federal court on their long-shot claim that the trio were acting as “federal officials” when they met at the Georgia Capitol in December 2020 to cast their “alternative” elector votes.
The challenge now for the defense is to poke holes in the prosecution’s assertion that the alleged Coffee County breach is part of the broader conspiracy rather than an isolated incident, but I think we will see more guilty pleas coming out of that South Georgia county.