Jenna Ellis, a former member of Donald Trump’s post-2020 election legal team, has entered a guilty plea in Fulton County, Georgia, in connection to a racketeering case surrounding alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.
Ellis pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting false statements. As part of her sentence, she has been placed on five years of probation, ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution, and required to write an apology letter to the state. Additionally, she has agreed to testify against the remaining defendants in the case.
The penalties that Ellis is facing are notably less severe than the charges she initially confronted, which included Violation of the Georgia RICO Act and Solicitation of Violation of Oath by Public Officer.
In a statement delivered to Judge Scott McAfee, Jenna Ellis expressed deep remorse and admitted her failure to diligently pursue the election result challenge on behalf of former President Trump. She acknowledged her reliance on information provided by other lawyers and her lack of verification of the accuracy of the facts presented.
Ellis stated, “If I knew then what I know now, I would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these post-election challenges.” She accepted responsibility for her actions before the court and the people of Georgia, offering a heartfelt apology.
This case in Fulton County has seen multiple attorneys, including Ellis, entering guilty pleas. Sidney Powell, another attorney involved, pled guilty to reduced charges last week, including six misdemeanor counts of Conspiracy to Commit Intentional Interference with Performance of Election Duties. Her sentence includes six years of probation, a $6,000 fine, and restitution to the state.
Attorney Kenneth Chesebro also accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to a single felony count of conspiracy to commit the filing of false documents. His penalty includes a $5,000 fine and five years of probation.
Jenna Ellis reads a tearful statement in court after her guilty plea where she throws Rudy Giuliani under the bus and says she wishes she had never gotten involved. pic.twitter.com/GFSXAlxuzs
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 24, 2023