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Sidney Powell Could Be Disbarred For Lying in Court For Trump

Sidney Powell Could Be Disbarred For Lying in Court For Trump

Sidney Powell, the former lawyer for Donald Trump who filed lawsuits across the U.S. hoping to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, misrepresented to federal courts on more than one occasion that people were co-counsel or plaintiffs in her cases without seeking their permission to do so, according to a new report from The Guardian.

Some of these individuals say that they found out that Powell had named them only once the cases were already filed.

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During this same period of time, Powell also named several other lawyers – with their permission in those instances – as co-counsel in her election-related cases, despite the fact that they played virtually no role in bringing or litigating those cases. But both Powell’s naming of other people as plaintiffs or co-counsel without their consent constitutes serious potential violations of the American Bar Association’s rules for professional conduct, top legal ethicists told the Guardian.

Powell’s misrepresentations in those particular instances often aided fundraising for her non-profit, Defending the Republic. Powell had told prospective donors that the attorneys were integral members of an “elite strike force” who had played outsized roles in her cases – when in fact they were barely involved if at all.

Among those who have alleged that Powell falsely named them as co-counsel is attorney Lin Wood, who brought and litigated with Powell many of her lawsuits attempting to overturn the results of the election with her, including in the hotly contested battleground state of Michigan. Wood and Powell were ordered on Thursday to pay over $175,000 to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials for their fraud case and illegal filing.

Read the full profile, including another case against Powell in Wisconsin, at The Guardian.


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