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Lawyers allied with Trump ordered to pay $175k in penalties for fraudulent election fraud lawsuit

Lawyers allied with Trump ordered to pay $175k in penalties for fraudulent election fraud lawsuit

Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump on Thursday were ordered to pay Detroit and Michigan a total of $175,000 in penalties for abusing the court system with a tampering lawsuit challenging election results. 2020. Legal costs to defend the case, over $153,000 to the city and nearly $22,000 to the state. Detroit’s recommended award, but she dropped it by about $29,000. Those sanctioned include Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and seven other attorneys general, who joined the lawsuit filed on behalf of six Republican voters following Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory over Trump. “Plaintiffs’ attorneys, many of whom seek donations from the public Parker wrote. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, all Democrats – are seeking a way out. disenfranchised four of the nine attorneys, including Powell. and even the legal team of the Trump campaign gradually alienated her, in a statement. “The sanctions introduced in this case are a testament to that, even even the dollar amount pales in comparison to the damage done to our nation’s democracy.”

Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump on Thursday were ordered to pay Detroit and Michigan a total of $175,000 in penalties for abusing the court system with a tampering lawsuit challenging election results. 2020.

The money, which must be paid within 30 days, will cover the legal costs of fighting the lawsuit, worth more than $153,000 to the city and nearly $22,000 to the state.

US District Judge Linda Parker, who agreed to impose the sanctions in August harshly opinion, dismissed most of her attorney’s objections to Detroit’s proposed award, but she reduced it by about $29,000. Those sanctioned include Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and seven other attorneys general, who joined the lawsuit filed on behalf of six Republican voters following Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory over Trump.

“Plaintiffs’ attorneys, many of whom seek public donations to fund lawsuits like this one … are likely to pay this fine,” Parker wrote.

Before that, she ordered each lawyer to undergo 12 hours of legal education, including six hours on electoral law.

Michigan’s three top elected officials – Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, all Democrats – are seeking to disqualify four of the nine attorneys, including Powell. She is licensed in Texas. The other three were accepted into internships in Michigan.

There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the presidential election.

Powell is best known for saying that she would “release the kraken,” a mythical sea creature, to destroy Biden’s claim to the White House. But the groundless lawsuits in Michigan and elsewhere went nowhere, and even the Trump campaign’s legal team distanced themselves from her.

“There are consequences for filing an innocent lawsuit to gain media attention and mislead Americans,” Benson, the state’s election official, said in a statement. “The sanctions introduced in this case are a testament to that, even if the dollar amount pales in comparison to the damage done to our nation’s democracy.”

https://www.kcra.com/article/lawyers-allied-with-trump-ordered-to-pay-175k-in-sanctions/38416339 Lawyers allied with Trump ordered to pay $175k in penalties for fraudulent election fraud lawsuit

JOE HERNANDEZ

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