The judge ordered “Kraken Lawyers” to pay $ 175,000 to Michigan officials

  • The judge ordered Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and other attorneys to pay thousands of fees to Michigan officials.
  • The verdict came a year after the legal team tried to overturn the 2020 election result in the state.
  • The Michigan lawsuit was one of four attempts at Powell Battlefield states.

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and seven other attorneys to pay thousands of dollars in attorney fees to the Michigan authorities and the City of Detroit as lawyers tried to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state. .

U.S. District Judge Linda Parker sanctioned the law team in August in their 2020 lawsuit in Michigan alleging widespread voter fraud in last year’s election. The judge dismissed their lawsuit last December, calling the company a “historic and thorough misconduct” last summer.

The Michigan lawsuit was one of four post-election cases that Powell raised on the battlefield in the states – all of which ultimately failed.

Nine lawyers became known as “Kraken’s lawyers” in 2020, when Powell compared their efforts to “liberate Kraken,” referring to “The Clash of the Titans.”

Parker ruled Thursday that nine attorneys must pay $ 21,964 to the state of Michigan on behalf of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Parker also ordered another $ 153,285.62 to go to the city of Detroit.

The smaller amount was the exact figure Whitmer and Benson had asked for, while the city was granted slightly less than it had asked after Parker discovered errors in the city’s total payments.

Attorneys were required to attend at least 12 hours of continuing judicial training in election law and petition standards, and Parker also referred attorneys to licensing disciplinary boards.

Donald Campbell, a lawyer representing Powell, Wood, and other members of the attorney, did not respond immediately to Insider’s request for comment.

According to Forbes, Powell and other attorneys still have the opportunity to appeal Parker’s decision to stay pending litigation.

The judicial team is also facing possible charges in Wisconsin, where state governor Tony Evers made a similar request for more than $ 100,000. Powell is also involved in several defamation lawsuits – including one from Dominion Voting Machines, whom he unjustifiably accused of electoral fraud – and will face dismissal in Texas.