Joe Oltmann, the Douglas County podcast host and two time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee who is named as a defendant alongside Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Michelle Malkin, among others, in the defamation suit brought by former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer, has been sanctioned by the court for nearly $33,000 for failing to appear for a scheduled deposition and failing to answer questions during a deposition. Oltmann’s lawyers, Andrea Hall and Ingrid DeFranco, were also sanctioned as part of the court order filed on Tuesday. The sanctions are a part of the defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion, and are unrelated to any damages that could be assessed if the lawsuit moves forward.

On Aug. 11 and 12, 2021, instead of sitting for depositions, Oltmann was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium. At the Symposium, which was also attended by Colorado election deniers Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City), Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, Sherronna Bishop, and Shawn Smith, Oltmann acknowledged missing the deposition and vowed not to reveal the identity of the source who allegedly gave him access to the alleged “antifa conference call” where someone Oltmann has identified as Coomer allegedly claimed to have ensured the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election.

That decision will cost Oltmann and his lawyers a total of $32,988.64, to be paid to Coomer by April 25. If Oltmann does not pay, he could be subject to contempt of court charges.

Throughout the court proceedings, Oltmann has repeatedly claimed that presiding Judge Avery Moses, who was appointed by Democratic Governor Jared Polis, is also a member of antifa who is colluding with Coomer. Members of Oltmann’s Telegram channel have doxxed Moses.

“One possible address for Judge Avery Moses’ (for daily prayer vigils) is…” wrote Telegram user Diana Barahona, before providing an Englewood address.

“This is where the liar Coomer and his attorneys get the Corrupt and compromised Judge Marie Avery Moses to issue me sanctions and contempt order for not giving up the Antifa member that gave me access to the call to expose journalists,” wrote Oltmann on Telegram just prior to an Aug. 27, 2021 hearing.

Moses issued a civility order on Oct. 11, 2021 that noted, “Rudeness, aggressive tactics or personal attacks in the course of the case will not be tolerated at any stage.”

Oltmann finally sat for the deposition on Sept. 8, but refused to identify the individual who gave him access to the call, claiming that Antifa would have his source murdered. 

“I’m not sure you understand the significance of what we’re dealing with,” he told Coomer’s lawyers. “As a matter of fact, I don’t think you care. So I’m going to answer it — I’m going to answer it this way. You asked me for an answer, I’m going to give you an answer.  In the last two weeks we’ve had two antifa members that have targeted and tried to kill other people. We have one that tried to assassinate a guy in Olympia, Washington. We have another guy in California that was hunted for stabbing someone at a protest, who is a known antifa member. We have Joey Camp who’s currently in hiding and had to move locations twice in the last couple of months due to antifa putting a hit out on his life. There’s another gentleman that worked for Project Veritas out of New York and in 2019/2020 had a posted bounty for his head. And then there’s the dark web of the bounty that’s currently on my head by antifa in Colorado and other states. So you want me to divulge information which, frankly, would [lead] someone like Eric Coomer back to this individual for retribution. And since we know that the history of Coomer is to have retribution against people, there’s a hesitation on my side to divulge anything based on the imminent danger to that particular individual.”

Coomer’s lawyers made one last effort to get Oltmann to identify his source, and Oltmann responded with an allusion to the 1992 film, A Few Good Men. “I’m asking for the truth,” he said, “and you can’t handle the truth.”

The only evidence supporting Oltmann’s claims that the “Antifa conference call” took place are photos Oltmann provided of handwritten notes he says he took during the call, and a screenshot of the Google search of “eric dominion denver colorado” Oltmann claims he made on Sept. 26, 2020, prior to the election.

Notes Oltmann took of his alleged “Antifa conference call.” Colorado Times Recorder writer Heidi Beedle did not participate in the alleged call.

However, election fraud Twitter researcher “trapezoid of discovery” pointed out that the distinctive “Google doodle” on Oltmann’s screenshot was actually from Nov. 11, 2020, suggesting he fabricated the evidence submitted to the court. The title of the document Oltmann submitted is “SCREENSHOT OF ‘eric dominion denver colorado’ taken on 9/26/20.”

“I’m going to address this because it’s a nothing burger [Coomer’s] lawyer is making a lot out of because, frankly, they’re losing.” said Oltmann on the Dec. 28, 2021 episode of Conservative Daily. “You’re going to have a hard time explaining away all the things that happened in the Eric Coomer lawsuit, but it relates to the doodle on the top of a Google search for Eric Coomer back in September, but what they didn’t realize was that the screenshot we took, that they took from that, was the screenshot where you push a button and you reproduce a screenshot — not a screenshot but a Google search — using the advanced criteria inside of Google that shows what I actually researched back in September of 2020.”

Moses has yet to rule on the defendants anti-SLAPP motion, which will determine if the defamation suit will proceed.