Trump’s former attorney who is also a co-defendant in Trump’s Georgia election interference case has taken a plea deal.
Attorney Jenna Ellis who has made it very clear she’s supporting DeSantis over Trump in the GOP presidential primary pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting writings and false statements.
Ellis’s plea deal ads includes her providing “additional recoded statements” to prosecutors, as well as continue to provide documents.”
So essentially processors will use her as a source to go after Trump.
Her plea deal also includes her “fully cooperating” with prosecutors, including appearing at any evidentiary hearings where she is needed.”
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
Laura Loomer is not happy with Ellis.
Take a look:
Jenna Ellis scammed all of you who donated to her.
I TOLD YOU NOT TO DONATE TO THIS DISLOYAL WENCH.
Today she accepted a plea deal, which will only require her to pay a $5,000 fine and get probation for 5 years. She didn’t even attempt to fight the charges.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 24, 2023
Here’s what ABC News reported:
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.
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.
Jenna Ellis is pleading guilty, crying and throwing Donald Trump under the bus in Georgia right now. pic.twitter.com/E4FuMViqYX
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 24, 2023
Per NBC News:
Jenna Ellis, the right-wing attorney who worked on the Trump 2020 campaign, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a criminal charge in the Georgia election interference case.
Ellis is the latest co-defendant of former President Donald Trump to take a deal with prosecutors, joining Sidney Powell and two others.
The slew of recent plea deals in Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis’ racketeering case signals a growing threat to Trump, who is fighting criminal charges in four separate cases as he runs for president in 2024.
Ellis, 38, pleaded guilty in Fulton County Superior Court to one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings. The charge related to false claims of voter fraud that were made to members of the Georgia Senate at a hearing in early December 2020.
In a tearful statement before Judge Scott McAfee, Ellis expressed regret for her actions in the wake of Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
“As an attorney who is also a Christian, I take my responsibilities as a lawyer very seriously and I endeavor to be a person of sound moral and ethical character in all of my dealings,” Ellis said.