Skip to comments.Right-wing operatives plead guilty to 2020 election robocall scheme
Posted on 10/24/2022 10:19:33 PM PDT by Coronal
A pair of right-wing provocateurs pleaded guilty Monday to telecommunications fraud stemming from robocalls made shortly before the 2020 election.
Jacob Wohl, 24, and Jack Burkman, 56, each pleaded guilty to one felony count, a spokesperson from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed.
Both men were indicted in October 2020 on eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of bribery in connection with trying to influence voters through robocalls on Aug. 26, 2020, that included disinformation about mail-in voting ahead of the November election.
The remaining charges were dismissed Monday, said Wohl’s attorney, Mark Wieczorek, who declined to comment on his client's guilty plea. NBC News has asked Burkman’s attorney, Brian Joslyn, for comment.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney James Gutierrez said Burkman and Wohl were "held accountable" for infringing on voters' rights.
“These individuals infringed upon the right to vote, which is one of the most fundamental components of our democracy,” Gutierrez said in a statement. “By pleading guilty, they were held accountable for their un-American actions.”
Prosecutors said more than 8,100 of the robocalls went to phone numbers of residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, whose office's consumer protection division referred Wohl and Burkman for prosecution, said in a statement Monday that "voter intimidation won’t be tolerated in Ohio.”
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Steal the "election", and get your opponents jailed on felony charges.
It's beautiful to own the Media.
Nice catch, Coronal.
What makes this guy “right wing”?
Not sure if he's still on there.
The blue-check scum on the Sewer will be celebrating tonight.
Amazing how our side always ends up facing charges, and pleading - while the Lefty scum that burns, murders and commits felonies by the bucket load [see the Clinton, Obama and Biden crime families] skates every single time.
Robo calls are felonies? I have a bunch of phone numbers for them to track down.
They are both known to be avid Trump supporters, and liberal Trump supporters/voters are a pretty rare breed, to put it mildly.
Silly freeper - State and Federal felony charges are for MAGAts.
Yeah. I’m not amused any more.
The robocalls contained false claims that if the people who were called voted, their info would be turned over to law enforcement and credit bureaus and debt collectors in an attempt to intimidate people into not voting. Their actions did violate the law.
No doubt Tucker AKA Fox will have all the details on his Bread and Circuses show.
have no idea if this is real or not -
it’s on a few twitter feeds, but I haven’t got time to locate Paul Sperry’s actual tweets, if true. hope someone will help.
25 Oct: Tweet: RealRobert
Just in -
A well-respected doyen of the Washington press corps is set to expose his brethren’s complicity in the #Russiagate hoax in a hard-hitting 25,000-word insider account of Media collusion with the Clinton campaign, FusionGPS, Christopher Steele & the FBI..
“October 24, 2022”
The robocallers must have been pretty stupid!
If only they had phrased their claims a little differently:
"We don't know that your info won't be turned over to law enforcement and credit bureaus and debt collectors if you vote!"
A person can't be prosecuted for admitting that he doesn't know, after all!
An interesting side note:
The Cleveland area did not "get out the cheat" in the 2020 "election".
2 of the four Ohio metro areas DID fire up the Cheat machinery - but Cleveland did not.
I wasn't sure if they stood down because the other Cheat states had things well in hand, or if there was another explanation.
Many Ohio Repukelickings are Assistant Democrats, including Dave Yost, apparently.
As I pointed out in post #15, Cleveland's vote fraud machinery stood down in 2020.
It was VERY obvious.
Yeah, no kidding. Robo call and robo tweets.
DiRontis did this too. Big mistake.
something the rats have done on a large scale and still walk free
From the response I got from Ohio state RINO politicians (all of them) i belive they shut it down.
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