Kari Lake’s Lawyers Slapped With $2,000 Fine For Lying In Court Docs
Attorneys representing failed Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake on Thursday were fined $2,000 by the state Supreme Court for making “unequivocally false” allegations about November’s election, The Associated Press reports.
“Sometimes campaigns and their attendant hyperbole spill over into legal challenges. But once a contest enters the judicial arena, rules of attorney ethics apply,” Chief Justice Robert Brutinel said.
The ruling came in response to a request by Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) and Secretary of State Adrian Fontes (D) to sanction Lake and her lawyers for falsely saying that over 35,000 ballots were sent to a third-party processing facility to be included in the final tally for Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county.
Lake’s lawyers will have 10 days to comply, according to the report.
Lake, who still claims Trump won the 2020 presidential election, has yet to acknowledge her 2022 loss, by over 17,000 votes.
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