Jenna Ellis, a former lawyer for Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally conspiring to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss in Georgia, making her the third attorney associated with the former president to accept a plea deal in the sweeping criminal racketeering case.
Ellis, who had been facing two charges including violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering act, pleaded guilty in court Tuesday morning to a reduced charge of aiding and abetting false statements and writings. The deal allows her to avoid jail time in exchange for providing evidence that could potentially implicate other defendants and agreeing to testify in any future trials.
Ellis is the fourth defendant in the Georgia election interference case to change their plea to guilty. Scott Hall, Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro reached agreements.
Following Ellis’ plea, that leaves 15 others still facing charges in the case, including Trump.