Brooklyn Judge Arthur Schack has heaped fees and fines on Christopher Earl Strunk for a lawsuit seeking to prove President Barack Obama ineligible as a candidate based on allegations that he was not born in the United States.
Schack called the 2011 lawsuit "fanciful, delusional, and irrational."
According to the NY Daily News, Strunk is a "prominent birther," and believes that Obama's presidency is the result of a conspiracy hiding his true birthplace.
The judge blasted Strunk's allegation of a "massive conspiracy to defraud American voters [that] was perpetrated by hundreds of individuals, at the behest of the Roman Catholic Church and especially the Jesuits."
Strunk has filed over 20 lawsuits and appeals in state and federal court, often, as in this case, naming Obama himself as a defendant. New York's Board of Elections is among a host of other defendants.
"If the complaint in this action was a movie script, it would be entitled 'The Manchurian Candidate Meets the Da Vinci Code,'" wrote Schack.
Schack said the $167,707 in attorney fees, plus a $10,000 sanction, were for bringing a 'frivolous suit' and wasting the court's time, the Daily News reported.
The fees will go to the three law firms that opposed Strunk in the suit.
"I'm going to have this thing overturned and I'm not going to pay a dime," Strunk insisted.
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