On Monday, Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt held True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht and True the Vote investigator Gregg Phillips in contempt of court over their refusal to identify a confidential informant who helped them obtain information that led to the discovery and later, evidence that the E. Lansing, MI based election software company Konnech was storing election-related data on servers in China.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has accused Yu of stealing personal identifying information of poll workers. The office alleged that such data was stored on servers in China, in violation of Konnech’s contract with Los Angeles County.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County Judge Victoria Wilson ruled that Yu be released on a $500,000 bond and remain under house arrest until his next hearing, which is set for Nov. 17. Yu was ordered to remain in Los Angeles County and wear an ankle monitor.
Engelbrecht and Phillips were the courageous duo behind the bombshell documentary 2000 Mules that used geofencing data to uncover an alleged massive ballot-harvesting operation in several key states across America in 2020.
Ivory Hecker, a former Fox News reporter turned independent journalist reported from outside the district court.
“Judge Hoyt orders that Engelbrecht and Phillips be held in custody for a day or more until they bring forth the information they are withholding,” Hecker tweeted. She added, “Judge says he never got a straight answer on who was in the Dallas hotel room January 2021, and he doesn’t know how many people were there. Judge says the way Phillips and Engelbrecht talked suggests True the Vote did have access to the hacked computer data, though they deny it.
Judge says he never got a straight answer on who was in the Dallas hotel room January, 2021, and he doesn’t know how many people were there. Judge says the way Phillips and Engelbrecht talked suggests True the Vote did have access to the hacked computer data, though they deny it.
— Ivory Hecker (@IvoryHecker) October 31, 2022
The courageous duo has been taken into custody by US Marshalls and are currently being held. Here is the video of Engelbrecht and Phillips being led out of the courtroom:
On the night before their arrest and imprisonment, Catherine posted a poignant and touching message to the Truth warriors who continue to investigate the evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election:
Hi friends. Writing on the eve of what appears to be jail time.
Still praying it doesn’t happen. But if it does, be assured we won’t be gone forever. More importantly, know this:
Be strong. Be courageous. Lead with love. We are a lot more alike than we are different. You have been entrusted to hold the line for this time. You can do it. Finish strong.
This afternoon, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht shared the following message on Truth Social and in her message she called for her and Gregg Phillips’s immediate release:
True the Vote calls for the immediate release of founder Catherine Engelbrecht and contractor Gregg Phillips, who were jailed for contempt on October 31 st for refusing to deliver to Konnech the name of the third party who was present at a presentation of evidence of Konnech’s wrongdoing.
This evidence was initially provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigations in Q1 of 2021. In Q3 2022, information was provided to the LA District Attorney’s office in their investigation of Konnech, which resulted in the arrest of CEO Eugene Yu.
True the Vote attorneys are expediting an appeal seeking to have Engelbrecht and Phillips released Catherine Engelbrecht said, “Trust, honesty, and respect will always be our highest values regarding both our work and our lives.
As a result, we will be held in jail until we agree to give up the name of a person we believe was not covered under the terms of the judge’s TRO.
We ask that you keep us in your prayers.
Thank you to those who continue supporting and believing in us and our mission to make elections safe for all parties and for all people.”
Catherine delivered an audiotaped message from prison to thank all of her and Gregg’s supporters for their “prayers and kind messages of support.”
Engelbrecht announced that they are appealing their cases to the Fifth Circuit Court and are praying for a good result. She also asked that Americans remain focused on the upcoming election and encourage everyone they know to vote.
She ended her message by saying, “God bless America. And I’ll see you soon…”