A fourth accused of electoral interference in Georgia pleads guilty and tightens the circle on Trump | International
Atlanta prosecutor Fani Willis continues to tighten the circle on former President Donald Trump in the case in which he is accused of trying to alter the electoral results in the state of Georgia, where he is charged with 13 crimes. Jenna Ellis, a lawyer for the Trump campaign in the 2020 presidential election, pleaded guilty this Tuesday in a plea deal in which she accepts a lesser sentence. She is the fourth of the 19 defendants to do so. All of them have also agreed to testify at the trial.
Trump, who in his crazy megalomania compared himself this Monday to Nelson Mandela, sees how some of those who directly participated in the attempts to make an electoral coup in Georgia to reverse Joe Biden's victory and proclaim him the winner have gone on to collaborate with the accusation.
Ellis has pleaded guilty to one count of accessory to false statements and writings. He has agreed to a sentence of five years' probation and to pay $5,000 in restitution. Additionally, he will perform 100 hours of community service and, like previous defendants who have acknowledged his guilt, he has also agreed to write a letter of apology to the citizens of Georgia.
Trump is charged with 13 counts, including violating Georgia's racketeering law, conspiring to impersonate an official, pressuring an official to betray his or her oath of office and conspiring to file false documents.
Two more Trump campaign lawyers pleaded guilty last week. Kenneth Chesebro, 62, admitted to a felony count of conspiracy to register false documents, for which the former president is also charged. The indictment alleged that Chesebro coordinated and executed a plan to have 16 Georgia Republicans sign a certificate falsely declaring that Trump won the election in the state and proclaiming themselves the “duly elected and qualified” electors of Georgia for the presidential election, which does indirectly through them. Trump lost the election by less than 12,000 votes in that state.
Attorney Sydney Powell, 68, pleaded guilty Thursday to six misdemeanor counts accusing her of conspiring to intentionally interfere with the performance of election duties. Chesebro and Powell are two of the six conspirators, in addition to Trump, also referred to in the case being pursued against the former president in Washington for interference in the 2020 elections, which is expected to go to trial on the 4th. March of next year.
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Last month, bail bondsman Scott Graham Hall, a lower-profile defendant, already pleaded guilty to five misdemeanors and was sentenced to five years of probation.
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