Lawsuit accuses former Trump lawyer of misconduct for filing ‘frivolous’ election fraud lawsuits

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Download the app Close icon Two crossed lines forming an ‘X’. It indicates a way to close an interaction or ignore a notification. Sidney Powell, Donald Trump’s former attorney, risks legal action for filing lawsuits against election fraud. According to the indictment, she had “no reasonable basis to believe that the lawsuits she filed were not frivolous”. The State Bar of Texas is demanding legal consequences for Trump’s former lawyer. Loading Something is loading.

The State Bar of Texas is demanding legal consequences for former President Donald Trump’s attorney Sidney Powell in a lawsuit alleging misconduct for pursuing several lawsuits alleging unfounded fraud in the 2020 election , according to court documents released Tuesday.

The request for disciplinary action was filed in the Dallas County Court on March 1. The lawsuit was filed by the Texas Bar Association’s Commission for Lawyer Discipline, which said it had received 10 separate complaints about its actions as of December 2020.

Powell, who gained national attention as one of the attorneys pushing Trump’s election warnings and filing multiple lawsuits (in Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin) in an effort to change the results of the 2020 election, is licensed to practice law. work in Texas.

In the complaint, the commission alleges that Powell “had no reasonable basis for believing that the lawsuits she filed were not frivolous”.

Powell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The complaint alleges that she violated Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 and five different pieces of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.

Powell was fired from Trump’s legal team in 2020. In January 2021, the voting system company Dominion Voting System filed a $1.3 billion libel suit against Powell, which allowed a judge to proceed in August 2021.

She is a subject of interest for the House select January 6 committee. Last month, she filed suit against Verizon to keep her phone records for the commission.


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