Ex-Trump attorney admits false statements about the 2020 election and is censured by a judge

Jenna Ellis was censured by a Colorado disciplinary judge on Wednesday, the latest effort to hold attorneys accountable who aided former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election reversal gambits.

According to documents posted by Colorado’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Ellis signed a stipulation stating that several comments she made about the 2020 election violated professional ethics rules prohibiting attorneys from making reckless, knowing, or intentional misrepresentations. Ellis agrees to pay $224 as part of the agreement.

Among the false statements highlighted in the stipulation were Ellis’s claims on social media and in TV appearances that the Trump campaign had evidence that the election was “stolen.”

“The public censure in this matter reinforces that there is a line that attorneys cannot cross, particularly when speaking in a representative capacity,” Jessica Yates, attorney regulation counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court, said in a statement.

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