DOJ investigating Mike Lindell over potential identification theft, injury to protected pc

The Justice Division (DOJ) is investigating MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell over potential identification theft and injury to a protected pc in reference to a breach of a Colorado county’s voting system.

The FBI seized Lindell’s cellphone final week whereas he was ready at a drive-thru in Minnesota — a transfer that the Trump ally is contesting in court docket.

The warrant for the search, which was filed by Lindell’s group on Wednesday as a part of his lawsuit to the USA District Court docket in Minnesota, confirmed that the DOJ is investigating Lindell for identification theft, intentional injury to a protected pc and conspiracy to commit identification theft or deliberately injury a protected pc.

The warrant was accredited by U.S. Justice of the Peace Choose Tony Leung on Sept. 7, in accordance with doc. Legislation enforcement had been required to execute the search warrant earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The Justice of the Peace accredited the search and seizure warrant on the idea of possible trigger that Lindell could have violated federal regulation.

Brokers looked for information or info linked to Mesa County election clerk Tina Peters’s alleged scheme to breach voting machines through the 2020 election.

Peters was indicted on state felony expenses in March.

Officers first turned conscious of the breach after passwords and onerous drive copies from Mesa County voting machines had been offered at an occasion hosted by Lindell.

Lindell, who has ceaselessly made unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 election was stolen, is at present dealing with defamation lawsuits from two election expertise corporations, Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Methods Inc., over his claims of election fraud.

DOJ investigating Mike Lindell over potential identity theft, damage to protected computer