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Former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis pleads guilty in Georgia 2020 election case

She is the third Trump campaign attorney to plead guilty in the case.

Published: October 24, 2023 9:44am

Updated: October 24, 2023 9:58am

Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for Donald Trump, pleaded guilty on Tuesday as part of a deal with Georgia prosecutors involving alleged efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in favor of then-President Trump.

Ellis read a tearful apology in court as she pleaded guilty to one count of "aiding and abetting false statements/writings."

The judge sentenced Ellis to five years probation and 100 hours of community service, and he ordered her to pay $5,000 in restitution and testify truthfully in the case if she is called to do so.

She is the third Trump campaign attorney to plead guilty in the case following former Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro. Former Republican poll watcher Scott Hall reached a plea deal in the case last month.

Trump and the 18 other people charged in Fulton County in relation to the alleged 2020 election scheme originally pleaded not guilty. 

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