Wednesday, November 02, 2022

This Famous Election Denier Was Thrown in Jail Yesterday


Catherine Engelbrecht, election denier
and fraud conspiracist, is currently in jail

Wilmington pharmaceutical billionaire Fred Eshelman, whose money has been the juice used to slime Democratic lawmakers in the NC General Assembly (he funded "Real Jobs NC" in 2010, which launched outrageous attacks on the late Senator Steve Goss and Rep. Cullie Tarleton), was himself taken to the cleaners immediately after the 2020 election by an election denier and conspiracy theorist out of Texas -- one Catherine E. Engelbrecht of Houston, whose 501(c)(3) "True the Vote" raised millions by promising rich Trumpists that she could prove massive fraud in that election. Immediately after Nov. 3, 2020, Eshelman handed over a donation of $2.5 million to True the Vote. By the end of that same November, Eshelman was suing in Federal court to get that money back.

Engelbrecht had promised Eshelman that she had a sure-fire plan to expose the fraud behind Trump's losses in seven swing states. Turns out Engelbrecht was spouting nonsense, and she never explained what she did with all the money. She apparently filed trifling lawsuits in four states, which she voluntarily withdrew, and she consistently offered no answers, or only vague answers, to Eshelman's nagging questions. Short answer to all his questions: You might have gotten scammed!

Eshelman's lawsuit against True the Vote alleged his donation was "conditional" on the production of certain results, like proving actual fraud. When Eshelman appeared to have no prospects for winning in Federal court, he voluntarily dismissed the suit and refiled an identical suit in Texas state courts. That one was eventually thrown out because of Eshelman's lack of standing. You can read about that here.

Now for the update -- not on Eshelman and the sting in the adage "a fool and his money, etc." -- but news on Catherine Engelbrecht, who is currently sitting in jail in Houston (along with another True the Vote exec) for defying a judge's order in another Federal lawsuit against her:

Engelbrecht is being sued by Michigan-based election management software company Konnech Inc. for claiming that Konnech and its founder, Eugene Yu, transferred sensitive poll worker information to China.

Konnech filed a federal lawsuit in September alleging that True the Vote's viral social media campaign targeting Yu led to personal threats made against him and his family and damaged his company's business.

Engelbrecht had apparently claimed she got her information against Konnech from an FBI agent but has refused to reveal his name. (More details here.)

She's earned her jail-time. Thoughts and prayers! 

1 comment:

Wolf's Head said...

""American democracy is under attack because the defeated former president of the United States refuses to accept the results of the 2020 election," Biden said. "He refuses to accept the will of the people, he refuses to accept the fact that he lost."" Joe Biden in his speech today.

Let's see how well he likes the will of the people after next Tuesday.