Michigan Attorney Arrested After Hearing

Stefanie Lambert, an attorney facing criminal charges in Michigan for illegally accessing voting machines after the 2020 election, was arrested Monday in Washington, D.C., after a hearing in a separate case.

The arrest follows her leaking of confidential emails from Dominion Voting Systems, the company at the center of conspiracy theories surrounding former President Donald Trump’s loss.

Lambert was arrested by U.S. Marshals after a hearing over her dissemination of sensitive emails from Dominion to support Patrick Byrne, a prominent funder of election conspiracy theorists who is being sued by Dominion for defamation. The arrest was made on local charges, and Lambert’s lawyer has not yet responded to requests for comment.

In a statement, the Marshals office said Lambert’s arrest was due to her failure to appear at a hearing in Michigan, where she is facing four felony charges related to her unauthorized access to voting machines in search of evidence to support Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud.

Earlier on Monday, Lambert acknowledged passing on leaked Dominion emails to law enforcement and attached an affidavit to a filing in her own case in Michigan. The affidavit, which was signed by Dar Leaf, a county sheriff in Michigan, contained some of these leaked emails.

Dominion has filed a motion to remove Lambert from the Byrne case, citing her disclosure of confidential information as a violation of a protective order put in place by U.S. District Court Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya. The company also expressed concern for the safety of its employees, as Lambert’s actions have sparked another wave of threats towards the company.

The company has previously filed multiple defamation lawsuits against prominent election deniers like Mike Lindell and Sidney Powell and even settled with Fox News for a staggering $787 million.