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In the ongoing investigation into efforts to invalidate the 2020 election results in Georgia, Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for former President Donald Trump, has entered a guilty plea to a felony count.
A prominent figure in conservative media, Ellis appeared in the Fulton County Courtroom in Atlanta on Tuesday to acknowledge her guilt and express her “deep remorse” for her role in the case, the Associated Press reported.
The fourth defendant to strike a plea agreement with the prosecutors, Ellis admitted to facilitating false statements and writings.
The charges pertain to the attempts to reverse Trump’s electoral defeat in Georgia in 2020.
Ellis was initially charged with two felonies: infringing upon Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and soliciting a public official to betray their oath.
During the court appearance, Ellis, who resides in Florida, read out a statement expressing regret for her actions, the AP reported. She admitted to relying on other experienced attorneys during the aftermath of the election and failing to verify their assertions.
For her role in the case, Ellis was handed a five-year probationary period, ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution, mandated to complete 100 hours of community service and required to submit a letter of apology to the people of Georgia. She is also expected to provide truthful testimonies in related trials.
Ellis’ admission of guilt follows similar pleas from ex-Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro, who were also involved in promoting unfounded legal challenges to President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
Chesebro pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to the case. His confession, along with that of Powell’s and Scott Hall’s, a bail bonds worker, were unexpected developments in the trial. All of the guilty pleas have included commitments to testify in the ongoing trial.
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