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Report: Sidney Powell summoned to Michigan court hearing next month, facing possible sanctions

State attorney general asked for penalties to be leveled against lawyer.

Updated: June 19, 2021 - 12:38pm

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Attorney Sidney Powell has been summoned to a federal court in Michigan next month to potentially face sanctions over earlier claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. 

Powell became well-known late last year for leveling broad allegations of voter fraud in Michigan and elsewhere, claiming that Joe Biden had actually lost the election and that then-incumbent President Donald Trump was the rightful victor. 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel had asked a district court to sanction Powell after the latter lost a lawsuit arguing that Michigan's electors be disqualified and the state's electoral votes be given to Trump. 

The court documents set a Jul. 6 date for the hearing.