Former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis pleads guilty in Georgia election interference case
Jenna Ellis, the former attorney for former President Donald Trump, has plead guilty to charges of election interference in Georgia. She was charged with 10 counts of interference in the state’s 2020 election process.
In a plea agreement, Ellis agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of interfering with a person’s right to vote in exchange for the prosecutor dropping the other nine charges. She was sentenced to serve 12 months of probation and pay a $2,500 fine.
Ellis admitted she had attempted to interfere with the process of providing absentee ballots to citizens, telling poll workers in Atlanta that they should not process certain applications. During her sentencing hearing, she said her actions were “ racially charged” and came in response to what she viewed as voter fraud that she believed was occurring.
The judge said Ellis’ actions were “highly inappropriate” and that citizens should have the unfettered right to vote. He also reminded her that she was no longer acting as counsel for the former president and that in her new role as an admitted criminal she had no special privileges.