Former lawyer for Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, Jenna Ellis, pleaded guilty this Tuesday to illegally conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. She is now the third Trump-linked attorney to accept a plea deal in the racketeering case, The Washington Post reported.
Ellis, who had been facing two charges including violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering act, pleaded guilty in court Tuesday morning to a reduced charge of aiding and abetting false statements and writings. The deal allows her to avoid jail time in exchange for providing evidence that could potentially implicate other defendants and agreeing to testify in any future trials.
Appearing before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee on Tuesday, Ellis stood with her attorneys Franklin and Laura Hogue as a prosecutor read out details of an amended indictment.
According to the details of the agreement, Ellis agreed to complete five years probation and 100 hours of community service, and to pay $5,000 in restitution to the Georgia secretary of state. She agreed to write a letter of apology to the state of Georgia.
Video shows Ellis weeping as she read a statement to the court. She said she took the charges “very seriously” and that she endeavors to be a “sound moral character in all of my dealings.”
“In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, I believed that challenging the results on behalf of former President Trump should be pursued in a just and legal way. I endeavored to represent my client to the best of my ability.”
Watch the video below:
Pleading guilty to avoid prison is one thing.
Throwing President Trump under the bus is another;
for that reason, Jenna Ellis will always be known as a disloyal coward and a total scumbag.
— Derrick Evans (@Evans4WV) October 24, 2023