The lawyers, Brad Carver and Daryl Moody, were specifically referred to the State Disciplinary Board for investigation by the Office of General Counsel, the state bar told CNN in a statement.
“We can acknowledge the existence and status of these matters because the complainant has made them public. We are not able to provide details or any additional statement,” a spokesperson for the state bar said.
Neither Carver nor Moody immediately responded to CNN’s requests for comment.
The Trump campaign’s role in creating false election documents as a way to supplant Joe Biden’s win in Georgia has come under increasingly scrutiny by prosecutors in Georgia, as well as the Justice Department in recent months. CNN previously reported that Trump campaign officials oversaw efforts to put forward illegitimate electors in seven swing states Trump lost.
Last week, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said that all 16 of the fake electors who participated in the plan — including Carver and Moody — are targets of an ongoing criminal investigation.
“As our investigation has matured and new evidence has come to light, in a spirit of integrity we feel it only fitting to inform you that your clients’ status has changed to ‘Target,'” Willis’ office said, according to a defense filing.
The initial complaints against Carver and Moody were filed earlier this year to the state bar by The 65 Project, a nonprofit legal watchdog group of lawyers.