Sidney Powell Hit With $175,250 in Fees Over Election Suit (1)

Dec. 3, 2021, 3:32 PM

Former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell and other lawyers who sued to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election in Michigan were ordered to pay the state and the city of Detroit $175,250 for abusing the legal system with unfounded conspiracy theories.

U.S. District Judge Linda V. Parker in Detroit on Thursday said the sum is appropriate because the lawyers “unreasonably and vexatiously” wasted the resources of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, elections chief Jocelyn Benson and the heavily Democratic city.

The taxpayer financed defense lawyers racked up expenses “responding to plaintiffs’ attorneys’ constantly shifting arguments and frivolous assertions ...

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