Trump Attorney Gets 3 Years

( – For pleading guilty to efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for former President Donald Trump, will have her law license suspended in Colorado for three years.

This decision comes after a presiding disciplinary judge approved a settlement between Ellis and Colorado’s Attorney Counsel.

In October, Ellis admitted guilt to one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings as part of a plea deal in the Georgia 2020 election interference case.

This case also saw indictments against Trump and 17 others for a conspiracy aimed at unlawfully maintaining Trump’s presidency.

The Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel initially censured her in March 2023 for making “misrepresentations on national television and on Twitter regarding the 2020 presidential election.”

Her license suspension is set to start on July 2 and will extend for three years.

Although two watchdog groups pushed for her disbarment, the settlement recognized that while disbarment is the typical response to such misconduct, her legal violation stemmed from her role as an “accessory,” not the main actor.

According to the settlement, “The evidence surrounding her plea reflects that she aided and abetted the false statements at issue through her presence at the Georgia Senate Subcommittee meeting but did not otherwise contribute to drafting or preparing the false statements.”

The document also highlighted she was remorseful and acknowledged the consequences of her actions, stating she has made “significant, concrete steps to mitigate the harm her misconduct has caused.” Thus, a three-year suspension was deemed an “appropriate sanction.”

If Ellis wishes to reinstate her law license in Colorado, she will need to submit a formal petition.

In a personal letter dated May 22, Ellis expressed her “deep remorse” for her actions and their detrimental impact.

She wrote:

“I do not do this as a political calculation, out of anger toward my former client, or for any other ways some may try to undermine or discredit my statement here, which is simply this: I am choosing to take responsibility for my actions and my association with the harm caused to this nation by the post-election activities of 2020 on behalf of then-President Donald Trump.”

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