On January 9, 2024, Colorado Newsline reported that Colorado Attorney Regulation Counsel Jessica Yates has once again accused Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for Donald Trump, of professional misconduct, urging Presiding Disciplinary Judge Bryon M. Large to impose additional disciplinary measures. Ellis faced censure last year for misconduct related to false representations made during her role as a senior legal advisor for Trump in his attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
The recent allegations stem from Ellis’s guilty plea to a count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings in a Fulton County, Georgia, case that is also related to Trump’s allegedly criminal attempt to remain in power. Yates confirmed an ongoing investigation prompted by the guilty plea.
Ellis, responding to the complaint, stated, “I thought I resolved all of this almost a year ago. I will vigorously defend against this complaint and am confident that once all the facts are brought out, I will prevail.”
The complaint, submitted by Yates’s office following a request from advocacy groups, asserts the Colorado court’s jurisdiction over Ellis despite her residence change. Ellis, formerly a Colorado resident, recently moved to Florida.
The complaint highlights Ellis’s criminal conviction in Georgia and requests disciplinary action based on alleged violations of Georgia’s rules of professional conduct.
Source: Colorado Newsline