MyPillow CEO and pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell is under federal investigation for identity theft and for conspiring to damage a protected computer connected to an alleged security breach of voting equipment in Colorado, the Reuters reports.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Tony Leung ruled there was probable cause that Lindell and possibly others may have violated federal identity fraud laws, conspired to defraud the United States and caused intentional damage a protected computer.
The FBI in August 2021 confirmed it had opened a criminal investigation into a suspected security breach of voting equipment in the western Colorado county of Mesa.
The investigation came on the heels of a parallel state investigation, after election-equipment passwords were discovered on a right-wing internet blog.
The equipment at issue in the election security breach investigation were furnished by Dominion Voting Systems, which has sued Trump allies and conservative television networks over baseless claims the company’s products were used to rig the election against Trump.
Read the full report over at Reuters.