Pro-Trump lawyer charged in Michigan voting machine tampering case
Driving the news: Stefanie Lambert, who's repeatedly questioned President Biden's election win and was sanctioned in federal court in 2021 for filing a lawsuit seeking to overturn Michigan's results, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges in court on Thursday afternoon, per AP.
- Lambert was arraigned before a judge on charges of undue possession of a voting machine, conspiracy to commit undue possession of a voting machine, conspiracy to commit unauthorized access to a computer system and willfully damaging a voting machine.
The big picture: The attorney, whom court records listed under the last name Lambert Junttila, is the third and final person to be charged in the state investigation into unauthorized access to vote tabulators, according to prosecutors.
- Prosecutors on Tuesday announced similar charges against Matthew DePerno, a failed Republican attorney general candidate who was endorsed by former President Trump, and ex-state GOP Rep. Daire Rendon.
What they're saying: "Protecting the election process is of the utmost importance for our state and country," special prosecutor D.J. Hilson said in a statement to media. "This investigation and prosecution is an important step in that direction."
The other side: "My client was a zealous advocate for her clients and she did not violate the law and intends to sue Hilson for malicious prosecution," Lambert's attorney Michael Smith said in a statement to news outlets.