The Associated Press reports:
A judge said Thursday he will fine Cyber Ninjas, the contractor that led Arizona Republicans’ 2020 election review, $50,000 a day if the firm doesn’t immediately turn over public records related to the unprecedented inquiry. The judge found Cyber Ninjas in contempt for its failure to turn over documents, which two Maricopa County judges and the state Court of Appeals have ruled are subject to the public records law.
The $50,000 daily fine imposed by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah far exceeds the $1,000 levy suggested by a lawyer for The Arizona Republic newspaper, which filed the public records lawsuit in 2020. A lawyer for Cyber Ninjas, Jack Wilenchik, said the company is insolvent, has laid off all employees, including former CEO Doug Logan [photo], and can’t afford to sift through its records to find those related to the audit.
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Since the Cyber Ninjas now claim it is insolvent and not even a real company in response to the court’s monetary contempt sanctions order, the Arizona Republicans who hired them should personally pay the sanctions bill AND reimburse Arizona tax payers. https://t.co/mW60RhUONB
— Ben Meiselas (@meiselasb) January 7, 2022