Republicans Held in Criminal Contempt of Court

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  • Activist Ammon Bundy
    was held in contempt and arrested for brazenly and publicly refusing to comply with an order to appear in court to face defamation charges brought against him by a local hospital
    12 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Nate Paul [Conservative Businessman]
    lied to a judge under oath about financial transfers he made in violation of a previous court order which resulted in a judge sentencing him to 10 days in jail and fining him $181,760
    04 Mar 2023
    According to a ruling by the judge presiding over his criminal case
  • refused to comply with a subpoena from NY Attorney General that demanded he turn over certain business records and was fined $10,000 a day -- $110,000 in total -- by a judge who held him in contempt
    14 Feb 2023
    According to a final ruling by an appeals court
  • State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson [R-AR]
    failed to pay over $625k in court-ordered child support even after a judge found he easily had the finances to do so and was held in contempt of court and jailed until he paid it off in full
    30 Dec 2022
    According to court documents reported by local newspapers
  • Steve Bannon [Fmr. Trump Chief Strategist]
    defied a Congressional subpoena requiring him to testify before the 1/6 Committee using specious claims of executive privilege and was sentenced to 4 months in jail
    22 Jul 2022
    According to a federal jury who found him guilty of contempt of Congress
  • Director Peter Navarro
    defied a Congressional subpoena requiring him to testify before the January 6th Committee by citing legally dubious claims of executive privilege
    06 Jun 2022
    According to a grand jury indictment
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio [R-AZ]
    blatantly disregarded a new law that prevented the targeting of people of Latino descent showing complete disdain for "law and order" while also having had espoused excessive over-the-top rhetoric that claimed the opposite and was found guilty of criminal contempt of court
    31 Jul 2017
    He was convicted of criminal contempt but was pardoned by Donald Trump before being sentenced