Washington, Oct 24 (EFE).- Attorney Jenna Ellis pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the case over whether former US president Donald Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election results in the state of Georgia.
Ellis is the fourth co-defendant and third former lawyer to Trump to plead guilty after reaching a deal with Fulton County prosecutors.
In her statement Tuesday, Ellis, on the verge of tears, said she regretted relying on other lawyers on Trump’s legal team with “many more years of experience” than her when they all made the false allegations of voter fraud in Georgia to try to reverse the results in Trump’s favor.
“As an attorney who is also a Christian, I take my responsibilities as a lawyer very seriously,” Ellis said, admitting that she felt “deep remorse” for failing to “make sure that the facts the other lawyers alleged to be true, were in fact true.”
She also said that had she known what she now knows, she “would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these post election challenges.”
The plea agreement reached by the lawyer is similar to those of the other defendants who have pleaded guilty and includes five years of probation, 100 hours of community service, a $5,000 fine and a letter apologizing to the citizens of Georgia for her conduct. EFE