President Donald Trump’s former legal counsel, Jenna Ellis, accepted a plea guilty in a deal, Tuesday related to the 2020 Georgia election case.
This confession reflects a change in the position of the fourth person among 19 people accused of tampering with the Georgia elections, and she’s the third person to plead guilty in less than a week.
The lawyer pleaded guilty to one count of participating in incitement and encouraging the dissemination of false information.
According to court documents, in addressing the court after agreeing to the plea deal, Ellis noted that she relied on other lawyers with many years of experience more than her.
She added, “If I had known then what I know now, I would have absolutely refused to represent Trump after the election… I look back on this experience with deep pain and remorse”.
The prosecution is recommending that Ellis serve five years’ probation, pay a $5,000 fine in restitution, and is expected to testify as a witness in all upcoming court hearings involving the other defendants.
In addition, it was recommended that Ellis spend 100 hours of community service and write a letter of apology to the citizens of the state of Georgia.