Jenna Ellis becomes fourth defendant to take plea deal in Georgia election interference case


(ATLANTA) — Attorney Jenna Ellis, one of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case, is taking a plea deal in the case — making her the fourth defendant to do so.
Ellis is pleading guilty to one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings.

Ellis was one of Trump’s attorneys in the wake of the 2020 election, making her the third former Trump attorney to take a deal in just a matter of days.

Like the other plea deals, Ellis will receive probation in exchange for her testimony in the case.

She will get five years’ probation and pay $5,000 restitution, perform 100 hours of community service, and write an apology letter.

As part of the deal Ellis agrees to continue to provide “additional recoded statements” to prosecutors, as well as continue to provide documents. She must also continue to “fully cooperate” with prosecutors, including appearing at any evidentiary hearings where she is needed.

Trump and 18 others pleaded not guilty in August to all charges in a sweeping racketeering indictment for 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 took plea deals in exchange for agreeing to testify against other defendants.

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