2000 Mules producers jailed after outing election data on Chinese servers

Gregg Phillips and Catherine Engelbrecht

True the Vote founders Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, co-producers of the 2000 Mules documentary about election fraud, were arrested Monday morning, October 31, for refusing to divulge the name of an FBI confidential informant, True the Vote spokesperson Karen Ventura said in a Nov. 2 statement, republished below:

Since January 2021, True the Vote has worked to uncover the role Konnech, a Michigan-based election management software company with what appears to be deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and has potentially played in the subversion of America’s elections.

The True the Vote team was made aware that the personal information of nearly two million American election workers was stored on a server in China, in violation of US law, as well as Konnech’s contracts between many states and counties. This information included poll worker names, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and bank account numbers. Realizing the severe national security implications of the data breach, Gregg Phillips and True the Vote immediately turned over the findings to the FBI.

For 15 months Catherine and Gregg worked with FBI field agents in Texas on a counter-intelligence operation to end Konnech’s involvement in America’s elections. The FBI already had Konnech “on the radar” due to questionable activities that extended far beyond US elections.

In April 2022, everything changed.

Catherine received a call from one of the Texas-based FBI agents, who informed her that the FBI’s Washington D.C. office was now involved in the investigation. The Texas agent informed them that it was possible that they were going to be the targets of the FBI. He suggested that their best option was to go public with what they had learned.

In August 2022, Catherine and Gregg convened a meeting called “The Pit.” At the event they told their story for the first time in public to an audience that included citizen researchers, journalists, and law enforcement personnel.

In September 2022, Konnech sued True the Vote for defamation, racism, and xenophobia for revealing their findings publicly. The court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to Catherine and Gregg that required them, among other things, to provide to Konnech the names of all the individuals who were involved in the discovery of the poll worker data in China.

To put this in context, here is a quote from this recent article in AND Magazine by former CIA operations officer, Sam Faddis:

“Let’s imagine that a drug dealer facing criminal charges filed a lawsuit in civil court to make the cops provide the name of a source inside his organization. Would anyone think for a moment that would be a reasonable request? Would anyone have any doubt as to the fate of the informant if he was identified?

That’s how ludicrous this is and how obscene.”

On October 4, 2022, the company’s CEO, Eugene Yu, was indicted in California on charges including fraud, embezzlement, and data breach resulting in the theft of the personal information of election workers in LA County. The arrest was announced by LA District Attorney, George Gascon.

The arrest was the result of an indictment by a grand jury convened in Los Angeles, which is the nation’s largest voting bloc.

LA County is just the first of many counties that True the Vote is working to support. There are far more layers of subversion still to be exposed, with this company …. and potentially many others.

October 7, 2022, Catherine and Gregg’s attorneys made an initial appearance in federal court in Houston to answer the civil lawsuit filed by Konnech. It was at this hearing that the judge issued a highly unusual order…that Catherine and Gregg (through their attorneys) reveal the name of the individual who originally presented them with the poll worker data on the server in China. Their attorney reluctantly complied and revealed the name of this individual.

October 27, 2022, Catherine and Gregg appeared in federal court in Houston prepared to demonstrate that there was a criminal matter in LA County regarding Eugene Yu and Konnech. The judge refused to consider this evidence and directed Catherine and Gregg to reveal publicly the name of the other individual in the hotel room where Gregg viewed the poll worker data in January 2021. Catherine and Gregg offered to cooperate with the court and Konnech’s lawyers by providing the name of this individual under seal. The judge refused this offer. At the end of a long day of testimony by Catherine and Gregg, the judge found them in contempt of court. They were provided an opportunity to “cure” the contempt on Monday, October 31 at 9:00 AM by revealing the name of the second individual in the hotel room. If they did not “cure” it, they would be immediately remanded into custody by the US Marshals.

October 31, 2022, Catherine and Gregg refused to name the individual who was in the hotel room in January 2021 because he was not involved in the sourcing of the poll worker data. Catherine and Gregg strongly believe that this individual’s life would be in danger should his name be revealed publicly. They were immediately remanded to the custody of the US Marshal’s Service.

In a statement last night, 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.”

I spoke to Catherine today and she wanted me to pass this on to all of you. She met a woman in prison who said, “One thing you need to understand is that, in this place, your life is not your own.”

Catherine was struck by this because it drives home that Election Day is coming very soon and right now ‘your life is your own and you have choices.’ Choose to vote. Choose to be heard. If you give that right away, slowly but surely your life will not be your own, just like the woman told her in prison.

“We all have such lives of convenience, and you think it could never happen, like it could never get this bad. I’ll tell you this has been a real wake-up call– to our justice system and to our federal government. Be heard…be heard. The only way we can do that in a Constitutional Republic is to vote.“

“Vote Serve Pray. It’s like the story of the frog in the pot that is slowly boiling. We are all so comfortable in our daily lives that we do not notice as our freedoms are being taken.”

We are extremely grateful for the prayers and support of so many people. This is a critical moment in history and we have no intention of stopping now.

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23 replies »

  1. Yo – Kevin Ellis –

    ‘On October 4, 2022, the company’s CEO, Eugene Yu, was indicted in California on charges including fraud, embezzlement, and data breach resulting in the theft of the personal information of election workers in LA County. The arrest was announced by LA District Attorney, George Gascon.’

    Isn’t this what you accused Dinesh D’Souza of? One of your ‘conspiracy theories’?

    Thank you Guy. You do REAL journalism.

    • I implore you to reconsider. The only function of this is to produce a public record of who needs to be sent to the camps. There are zillions of ways to make the elections unquestionably fair. The people in charge find it more pragmatic to just deal with the people asking questions.

    • Yes I have a hard time with the fact our voting system is broken and we have to have a foolproof system when it comes to voting !

  2. It’s no “election data”. It’s personal info of election workers. If it was Ckick-fil- A workers, no one would care

  3. Whether it’s 2000 Mules or 2000 Jackasses, no logical non prejudiced American can buy that the last election was stolen from the Trump. Here’s why. America is almost 50 percent filled with Republicans. Some very extremely wealthy and powerful Republicans. Say… the Koch Brothers for instance. Do you really think they would let a major tampering of their candidates election results, in the election go? Their resources are endless. Instead I get the ‘conspiracy inside scoop’ when I m getting my snow tires put on. OK, I get it. Fueling the fire of BS. Trump lost because of his narcistic character, with the whole word watching. Painful for his admirers, but true.

    • Your comment has absolutely nothing to do with what this article is about. I’ve not even seen 2000 Mules, that’s not the point. The point is someone uncovered illegal, potentially integrity compromising activity involving the CCP. I don’t know about you, but I find that highly unsettling. The guy is busted, caught in the act, it doesn’t matter who discovered or disclosed it. The evidence speaks for itself, forcing someone to give that info is dangerous, wrong and unnecessary. Stop trying to drag partisan politics into this, the two party system has become sadly a farce. The two party system is essentially heads I win, tails you lose.

    • Yet Stacey Abrhams, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, and many other democrats ALL had the election stolen from THEM!. Narcissistic character? At least Trump and his family never sold out the USA to China.


    • Why are you here? Ignorance can only be corrected with Knowledge. Apparently you have not seen or tried to see the massive evidence of election fraud perpetrated by liberal city political machines that have been in existence for decades. It has finally boiled to the top and people are realizing that election officials can’t be trusted. Why are we all mailed ballots in Vermont? Because the guy in charge and the one party legislature with a RINO governor can use their power to see that their party stays in power. Instead of reading MSM articles, do some thinking out of the box. JFK was elected in 1960 with the help of his father who was aligned with the mafia in Chicago and union bosses flipped that election. None are so blind as those who refuse to see. And your case of TDS is the meter you use to arrive at your failed approach to defend the main street news. Can you explain how Joe Mumbles got 81 million votes and more than Obama campaigning from his basement in Delaware?

    • LOL! Don’t feed the trolls! Nothing funnier that watching the Biden rallies in 2020 where no one showed up.

  4. This defense of freedom should be applauded. Whistleblowing is intrinsic to democracy.

  5. If 50 percent or more of the citizens of our republic know they have been disenfranchised by a corrupt government you have the main ingredient for a civil war.

  6. Hhmmm, imprisoning journalists. Where else does that happen? Can you say totalitarianism? This is un-American and wrong

  7. Vote in person, Run for Justice of Peace positions, Volunteer for your town’s elections.

    This is a truly terrible outcome for Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips. Someone was out to get them for sure.

  8. The biggest threat to our republic is the censorship of freedom of speech.

    It happens everywhere.

    It is not acceptable..

    I do not agree with everything people wrie but I will defend their right to speak what they want.

  9. Best news and reporting site in Vermont. Thank you for bringing real issues before the Vermont citizenry Well done Guy…

  10. It is important to use words accurately. True The Vote was sued for defamation. Racism and Xenophobia are protected under the constitution as free speech. Defamation is actionable.

    It would be nice to know who wrote this article.

  11. Thank you Guy for this article. Tucker Carlson had it on too Friday. Definitely vote in person. And if you received an absentee ballot in the mail, bring it with you. I didn’t request it, but I received it anyway. Was there voter fraud in 2020??? Of course there was!!! Do I believe that 2000 Mules really happened? Yes, I do. There is actually pictures of people dropping off ballots multiple times to drop boxes—-the same people dropping off multiple ballots time and time again over and over!!!!
    Don’t let them win.
    Go red wave. Vote GOP. We are not Russia, or China-we are Vermonters—We are Americans. People need to feel that their vote counts—it’s the only power we have and when the majority feels like you do then USA democracy wins.

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