Ellis pleads guilty to one count of aiding and abetting false statements.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 2:03 p.m
Attorney Jenna Ellis, one of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case, is entering into a plea deal in the case – becoming the fourth defendant to do so.
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Ellis pleads guilty to one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings.
Ellis was one of Trump’s lawyers after the 2020 election, making her the third former Trump lawyer to strike a deal within days.
As with the other plea deals, Ellis will receive probation in exchange for her testimony in the case.
She receives five years probation, pays $5,000 in restitution, completes 100 hours of community service and writes a letter of apology.
As part of the agreement, Ellis agrees to continue to provide prosecutors with “additional recoded statements” and to continue providing documents. She must also continue to cooperate “fully” with prosecutors and appear at all evidentiary hearings when needed.
Trump and 18 others pleaded not guilty to all charges in August in a sweeping indictment over alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia.
Defendants Kenneth Chesebro, Sidney Powell and Scott Hall subsequently entered into plea deals in exchange for agreeing to testify against other defendants.
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