Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis censured for misrepresenting 2020 election

  • Ellis was censured after acknowledging 10 misrepresentations about the election.
  • State United Democracy Center filed the ethics complaint based on statements on television, Twitter.

Jenna Ellis, one of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers, was censured Wednesday by the Colorado Bar Association after acknowledging saying 10 misrepresentations about the 2020 election.

Among the false statements:

  • Ellis told Fox Business that “ballots were manipulated”
  • On Newsmax’s “Spicer & Co.” she said,  “we know the election was stolen”
  • On Fox News she claimed 500,000 votes in Arizona “were cast illegally.”

As part of her disciplinary settlement, she acknowledged the statements were misrepresentations.

Bryon Large, the presiding disciplinary judge overseeing the complaint, said Ellis violated Colorado bar rules by engaging in conduct “involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”

The advocacy groups 65 Project and  States United Democracy Center filed ethics complaints against Ellis. Aaron Scherzer, senior counsel for States United, said Ellis repeatedly went on television and Twitter to “promote the reckless lie that the 2020 election was stolen.”

Ellis is among several Trump lawyers who have been disciplined or become the subject of lawsuits over their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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Jenna Ellis speaking during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C, in 2020.

Judge: Ellis had ‘selfish motive’ and ‘engaged in a pattern of misconduct’

States United Democracy Center filed the ethics complaint in May 2022 with the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

Large, the state Supreme Court’s presiding disciplinary judge, held a hearing March 1 on the misrepresentations Ellis acknowledged. Large said there were no comparable cases with similar facts.

“The parties agree that (Ellis), through her conduct, undermined the American public’s confidence

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Yet Another Trump Lawyer Is Scorched by Representing Him

Jenna Ellis, an attorney for Donald Trump, has become the latest lawyer to be punished for their actions while working for the former president.

Ellis has been censured by a Colorado court after she admitted during disciplinary proceedings to misrepresenting evidence about the 2020 election, including falsely claiming it had been “stolen” from Trump.

Ellis is not the first Trump attorney to have faced sanctions—or even criminal prosecution—while defending the former president, but is the first lawyer to admit she misrepresented evidence of widespread voter fraud in the last election.

Other Trump attorneys are also facing disciplinary action after getting involved in the former president’s post-election efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

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Jenna Ellis, former Legal Adviser and Counsel to former President Donald Trump, speaks during the election night party for Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at The Orchards on May 17, 2022 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
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In June 2021, Rudy Giuliani had his law license temporarily suspended after a New York court ruled that he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election result. Giuliani could still lose his law license after a bar discipline committee in Washington, D.C ruled in December 2022 that he violated at least one professional rule while helping Trump challenge the 2020 election results.

In January 2023, Trump lawyer John Eastman was charged with 11 disciplinary offenses by the State Bar of California for allegedly plotting with the former president a plan “unsupported by facts or law” to overturn the 2020 election results by obstructing the count of electoral votes of certain states. Eastman’s attorney, Randall Miller, told Newsweek in a statement in January that his client disputes “every aspect” of the disciplinary charges filed against him.

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Lawyer called ‘racist,’ ‘Karen’ by colleagues wins $170K in discrimination suit: ‘I was cursed and badgered’

A Jewish lawyer who was called a “racist” and a “Karen” by her colleagues won more than $170,000 in a discrimination suit that alleged antisemitic harassment.

A taxpayer-backed Bronx law firm called The Bronx Defenders was forced to issue an apology and a $170,000 settlement for alleged discrimination against a Zionist Jewish staffer, according to the New York Post.

The Bronx Defenders reportedly admitted to no lawful wrongdoing in the confidential settlement.

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“You may remember that I was called a racist, a colonizer and a karen [slang for entitled White person], and I was told that I was worse than the dirt under your feet and that my children were murderers,” former The Bronx Defenders staffer Debbie Jonas said in an email Wednesday to The Bronx Defenders employees to inform them about the outcome of the settlement.

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A taxpayer-backed Bronx law firm called The Bronx Defenders was forced to issue an apology and a $170,000 settlement for alleged discrimination against a Zionist Jewish staffer. (iStock)

Jonas, who worked at The Bronx Defenders for eight years, has children with dual citizenship in Israel and the U.S. who have served in the Israel Defense Forces.

“I was cursed and badgered until I could no longer stand the hostility,” Jonas said.

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“The present reality of the displacement, disenfranchisement and military violence happening abroad is reminiscent of the settler colonialism, state violence

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Illinois SAFE-T Act: Former Chicago-area police chief, prosecutor sound alarm over fast-tracked safety law

Chicago-area criminal justice professionals are raising red flags over the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act, which passed through the entire Illinois legislature between 4 am and 11 am CT Jan. 13, 2021, and is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

The 764-page SAFE-T Act, simply put, is an overhaul of the Illinois criminal justice system.

“I could speak for police chiefs throughout the state. We reached out and tried to get our opinions across to our local legislators and then ask them to bring that to Springfield and sit down and have some negotiations with the bill’s sponsors,” former Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel told Fox News Digital. “And there was a little bit of back and forth … but, to me, it was just to … check a box and say, okay, you know what? We did talk to the Illinois Chiefs of Police Legislative Committee.”

Concerns about the SAFE-T Act

The law, which Gov. JB Pritzker signed last year, includes numerous provisions that proponents say will improve public safety in the state and make that criminal justice system more equitable.

The law, which Gov.  Jay Pritzker signed last year, includes numerous provisions that proponents say will improve public safety in the state and make that criminal justice system more equitable.

The law, which Gov. Jay Pritzker signed last year, includes numerous provisions that proponents say will improve public safety in the state and make that criminal justice system more equitable.
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“This police reform and accountability and criminal justice legislation is a substantial step toward dismantling systemic racism by bringing us closer to true safety, true fairness and true justice,” Pritzker said in February 2021 after signing the law.

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Critics of the law take issue with some of those provisions, including ending cash bail; prohibiting judges from considering a defendant’s previous behavior when determining whether he or she

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Houston-area crime wave being fueled by policies of Democratic county leader, says GOP challenger

EXCLUSIVE – A heated race is underway in the Houston area pitting Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo against Republican challenger Alexandra del Moral Mealer, who told Fox News Digital the Democratic incumbent’s policies have contributed to a crime wave in the city.

The West Point graduate and Harvard JD/MBA touted her plan to combat crime, support law enforcement and criticized her opponent’s record on coronavirus restrictions and alleged corruption within her office.

“Houston has always been that great American city. We just need to go back to the fundamentals of good governance,” Mealer said.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo addresses the news media, the day after a deadly crush of fans during a performance by rapper Travis Scott at the Astroworld Festival, in Houston.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo addresses the news media, the day after a deadly crush of fans during a performance by rapper Travis Scott at the Astroworld Festival, in Houston.
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Mealer said the “egregious COVID response” and the rise in crime initially inspired her to run for county judge.

“My toddler was masked and this wasn’t my choice as a parent.”

Mealer blamed Hidalgo for her role in bail reforms, which she argued are contributing to the rise in crime by letting repeat offenders return to the streets.

“What we’ve done to the criminal justice system, we have instituted the most radical version of bail reform, where in Harris County for misdemeanors, the majority of people don’t even see a judge. Lina’s the person that took away that discretion .”

Mealer described what is behind the crime wave as a twofold issue that is “legal and financial.”

“Over 80 percent of law enforcement funding requests have been denied,” said Mealer.

“Now the county has seen a 65 percent rise in homicides,” she added, describing how this has taken a toll on law enforcement in the county.

Harris County judge candidate, Alexandra del Moral Mealer

Harris

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Colorado law enforcement reexamining if disgraced social worker connected to phony bomb threat: Report

Law enforcement officials in Colorado are reportedly re-examining a false bomb threat made in Arapahoe County to determine if a former social worker – who has been accused of fabricating reports against dozens of parents to tear families apart – played any role in the phony threat.

“It’s a very big deal, we’ve known about it since May when our investigation started,” Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Ginger Delgado told CBS Colorado of the office being aware of the bomb threat case.

Multiple law enforcement sources told the outlet that authorities are revisiting the bomb threat made in January at the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services. Former social worker for the agency, Robin Niceta, was the first person to report the phony threat, according to CBS Colorado.

Niceta resigned from her position as a social worker for the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services in May when accusations of misconduct mounted against her and she was ultimately arrested on charges of retaliation against an elected official and making a false report.

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Booking photo of former Colorado social worker Robin Niceta.  (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

Booking photo of former Colorado social worker Robin Niceta. (Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office)
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Niceta was charged after the Arapahoe sheriff’s office determined she made a false claim that Aurora Councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky sexually abused her own son back in January of this year. The bogus claim came after Jurinsky went on a local radio show and made critical remarks against then-Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson, who unbeknownst to Jurinsky was dating Niceta at the time.

The Aurora Police Department investigated the bomb threat in January, but never arrested or named a suspect in the case.

Niceta reported the bomb threat on Jan. 11 after she and another employee for the Arapahoe

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Johnny Depp attorney Camille Vasquez ‘determined to defend’ ‘Yellowstone’s’ Q’orianka Kilcher in fraud case

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Johnny Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, has signed on to represent “Yellowstone” actress Q’orianka Kilcher in her legal battle against the state of California after being charged with two felony counts for workers’ compensation fraud earlier this year.

Vasquez made a name for herself as one of the driving forces behind Depp’s victory in the multi-million defamation suit he filed against ex-wife Amber Heard in Virginia. After a six-week trial, a jury declared Heard defamed the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, and he was awarded $10.35 million in damages. Heard was granted $2 million in a countersuit as jurors found Depp defamed her through one of his attorneys.

Camille, who joined Brown Rudnick LLP in 2018 as a litigation attorney and was offered a partner position shortly after her big win with the Depp trial, will work alongside Steve Cook, another partner at the firm with a focus on white collar defense investigations.

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Camille Vasquez (left) will represent 'Yellowstone" actress Q'orianka Kilcher (right) in her workers' compensation fraud lawsuit with the state of California.

Camille Vasquez (left) will represent ‘Yellowstone” actress Q’orianka Kilcher (right) in her workers’ compensation fraud lawsuit with the state of California.
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Vasquez and Brown told Fox News Digital they are “determined to defend” Kilcher in her case, which was filed by the California Department of Insurance in July and claims she collected disability benefits while working on the popular drama despite claiming she was too injured to work .

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“We are determined to defend Ms. Kilcher in this important case which examines the inherent flaws in the disability compensation system,” they shared in a statement. “Ms. Kilcher is a well-respected and pioneering actress in Hollywood, and we

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Bill Barr slams Trump’s special master request as ‘red herring’ as legal battle with DOJ continues

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The legal fight between former President Donald Trump and the Department of Justice escalated Friday morning when the DOJ released a detailed inventory of the documents hidden in last month’s Mar-a-Lago raid.

The inventory list comes following an order from Florida Federal Judge Aileen M. Cannon, who is deciding whether to appoint a “special master” to the case.

On “America Reports” on Friday, former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized Trump’s push for a “special master” as a distraction from the details of the case and argued it is not likely to be granted.

“I think the whole idea of ​​a special master is a bit of a red herring,” Barr told hosts Sandra Smith and John Roberts. “I think it’s a waste of time.”

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This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug.  30, 2022, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents hidden during the Aug.  8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents hidden during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
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Since the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the former president has slammed the DOJ for what he argues was a politically motivated witch hunt. Trump recently called for a special master to hold an independent review of the documents.

According to details revealed in the warrant, affidavit and the inventory list, dozens of the documents hidden from Trump’s property were classified materials. A portion of the items taken were not classified, with several entries labeled “Article of Clothing/Gift Item.”

Trump has claimed the documents at his Florida home were documents he had “declassified” prior to leaving office and were protected under executive privilege.

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Indiana police officer shot and killed during traffic stop in ‘senseless act of violence’

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A 24-year-old police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Madison County, Indiana, around 2 am on Sunday, according to law enforcement.

Noah Shahnavaz, a US Army veteran who had been a member of the Elwood Police Department for 11 months, was taken to an Indianapolis-area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect, 42-year-old Carl Roy Webb Boards II, allegedly got out of a 2012 Buick LaCrosse after being pulled over and fired at Shahnavaz multiple times, striking him at least once, according to the Indiana State Police.

Boards then apparently fled the scene in his car before Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies located him around 2:30 am

Police deployed a tire deflation device and performed two PIT maneuvers, sending the Buick into a median. Boards was taken into custody without further incident.

He will be charged on Monday with murder, possession of a firearm by a violent felon, resisting law enforcement, as well as two enhancements for use of a firearm and being a habitual offender, according to Madison County chief deputy prosecutor Andrew Hannah.

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“Noah proudly wore the Elwood Police Department uniform, serving the citizens of Elwood, he was part of our city family. A senseless act of violence robbed this man of the life and career that he had ahead of him,” Elwood Mayor Todd Jones said at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.

“On behalf of myself, my family and a most grateful city, I’m asking you to keep Noah’s family, friends, the Elwood Police Department and our city in your thoughts and prayers as we attempt to navigate through this tragic time.”

Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, allegedly shot and killed a police officer on Sunday morning in Madison County, Indiana.

Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, allegedly shot and

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America First Legal launches ‘Woke Wagon’ database to reveal ties of Biden admin officials

EXCLUSIVE: A conservative legal group is launching a “Woke Wagon” database of the personnel information of Biden administration employees — in an effort to provide transparency and highlight what they say are the woke and radical ties of many of those working in the administration.

America First Legal is launching the database, which will be a public-facing, searchable trove of resumes and other personnel information of employees in the Biden administration. It is in some ways a mirror version of the Trump Town database launched by ProPublica during the Trump administration.

Gene Hamilton, who worked as a senior Justice Department lawyer in the Trump administration, told Fox News Digital that there is never the same demand for transparency in Democratic administrations as with Republican administrations — and that his group is seeking to change that.

“There are many, many, many, many decisions being made by political appointees in the departments and agencies all across the administration and the American people don’t even really know who these people are,” he said.

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“They didn’t vote for them, they didn’t go through Senate confirmation, and so this is about ensuring that the American people can have the level of transparency and insight into who it is that’s being put into these positions of trust and making the key decisions that are being made across the Biden administration,” he said.

AFL has been filing Freedom of Information Act requests to get documents, including salary information, ethics waivers. It has also sued non-responsive agencies and now has a “critical mass” of information.

The database currently includes hundreds of contacts and documents, and is designed to be easily accessible by journalists, think tanks and regular Americans looking

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