A federal judge sanctioned Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and nine other lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump on Wednesday for working on lawsuits related to overturning the 2020 election results.
US District Judge Linda Parker, of the Eastern District of Michigan, said the group of lawyers 'engaged in litigation practices' that were 'abusive and, in turn, sanctionable.'
Powell, Wood, and the rest of the MAGA lawyers filed a lawsuit in Parker's court last November claiming the 2020 presidential election results weren't legitimate and the vote was rigged to help Joe Biden win.
Parker said the lawsuit was a sham intended to deceive the court and the public, just a few days after Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state was certified, and was stuffed with 'speculation and conjecture' about the vote counting process.
'Despite the haze of confusion, commotion and chaos counsel intentionally attempted to create by filing this lawsuit, one thing is perfectly clear: Plaintiffs´ attorneys have scorned their oath, flouted the rules, and attempted to undermine the integrity of the judiciary along the way,' Parker wrote in her 110-page opinion issued on Wednesday.
'Sanctions are required to deter the filing of future frivolous lawsuits designed primarily to spread the narrative that our election processes are rigged and our democratic institutions cannot be trusted.'
Parker's sanctions have now been referred to each of states where the lawyers are licensed for disciplinary action and they could face financial penalties or disbarment.