By Ryan Gildersleeve
Jenna Ellis, who served as the lawyer for former president Donald Trump after the 2020 election, has pled guilty this morning to charges of aiding and abetting false statements and writings.
This poses quite the threat to the former president, as Ellis is the third co-defendant of Trump to take a plea deal and work with prosecutors so far.
Ellis stated in the courtroom, “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… I believed that challenging the results on behalf of President Trump should be pursued in a just and legal way… but I failed to do my due diligence… I look back on this whole experience with deep remorse."
Ellis joins Kenneth Chesebro, Scott Hall, and Sidney Powell as the fourth Trump defendant to plead guilty and/or take a plea deal.
She will reportedly avoid prison time by taking the deal, though she’ll still have to complete 5 years of probation, 100 hours of community service as well as pay a 5,000 restitution payment.
News central will keep you updated as more information becomes available.