QAnon-aligned election lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, along with 7 other pro-Trump attorneys who sued to block President Biden’s 2020 electoral win in Michigan, were ordered to pay $175,000 in sanctions over their frivolous lawsuits, The Hill reported Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Linda Parker ordered Powell and Wood –two of the more prominent promoters of former President Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election results– to divide the costs equally with the other attorneys, The Hill reported.
The Thursday order is “a follow up to Parker’s decision in August that the attorneys would be required to pay the legal fees of the city of Detroit and state elections officials involved in the case, with the amount to be determined later,” The Hill report says.
“Parker also referred them at that time for further disciplinary action, including possible disbarment, saying their lawsuit targeting Michigan’s voting results represented ‘a historic and profound abuse of the judicial process,'” The Hill’s John Kruzel wrote.
The judge ordered that payment be made to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) in the amount of roughly $22,000, with the remaining $153,000 to be paid to the city of Detroit.