Jenna Ellis, a lawyer and former adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, has admitted guilt to one charge in the legal case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. The charge was related to alleged actions aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election.
Ellis has agreed to plead guilty to one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writing. She appeared in front of Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee on Tuesday for her plea hearing and has accepted a sentence of five years probation, a $5,000 restitution fee, and 100 hours of community service.
At the age of 38, Ellis has written an apology letter to the state of Georgia and is required to testify at all proceedings involving the other individuals who have been charged.
Ellis, a top legal advisor for Trump’s campaign, is the fourth person to confess to guilt out of the 19 individuals accused by Willis in August for participating in a plot to reverse Trump’s defeat in the Georgia presidential election. She is now among the group of lawyers aligned with Trump.and and Georgia bail bondsman
By agreeing to a plea bargain.
agreed to a $100,000 bond.
The statement made by Jenna Ellis during her plea hearing:
During her court appearance, Ellis briefly mentioned that she trusted more experienced lawyers for “accurate and dependable information,” but regrets not verifying the accuracy of the information she received.
“I regretfully admit that in my haste to contest the election results in multiple states, including Georgia, I neglected to thoroughly investigate the matter. I strongly support and prioritize the integrity of our elections. If I had been aware of all the facts at the time, I would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these legal challenges. In hindsight, I deeply regret my involvement in this entire ordeal.”
Ellis said she has already taken responsibility for her actions before the Colorado Bar Association, which
She was censured in March.
Afterwards, they proceeded to express remorse to the citizens of Georgia.
“I am a lawyer and a Christian, and I prioritize my role as an attorney with great seriousness. I strive to maintain a strong sense of moral and ethical integrity in all aspects of my work,” she stated. “Following the 2020 presidential election, I felt it was important to pursue any challenges to the results on behalf of President Trump in a fair and lawful manner.”