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2 conservatives accused in hoax robocall scheme plead guilty

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Two right-wing operatives have pleaded guilty in Cleveland to single felony counts of telecommunications fraud for having placed thousands of hoax robocalls in Ohio during the runup to the 2020 general election. Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Wohl, of Irvine, California, and 56-year-old Jack Burkman, of Arlington, Virginia, face up to a year in prison. The calls warned people they could be arrested or receive forced vaccinations if they voted by mail. They’re appealing charges in a similar robocall scheme that targeted Black voters in Detroit.
Published 3 months ago · Cleveland, United States

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Conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl pleads guilty to felony over 2020 election robocalls

Right-wing activist faces up to one year in prison when sentenced next month

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2 conservatives accused in hoax robocall scheme plead guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two right-wing operatives pleaded guilty on Monday in Cleveland to single felony counts of telecommunications fraud for having placed thousands of false robocalls in Ohio that told people they could be arrested or be forced to receive vaccinations based on information they submitted in votes by mail.

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2 conservatives accused in hoax robocall scheme plead guilty

Two right-wing operatives have pleaded guilty in Cleveland to single felony counts of telecommunications fraud for having placed thousands of hoax robocalls in Ohio during the runup to the 2020 general election

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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2 conservatives accused in hoax robocall scheme plead guilty

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Two right-wing operatives have pleaded guilty in Cleveland to single felony counts of telecommunications fraud for having placed thousands of hoax robocalls in Ohio during the runup to the 2020 general election. Twenty-four-year-old Jacob Wohl, of Irvine, California, and 56-year-old Jack Burkman, of Arlington, Virginia, face up to a year in prison when they’re sentenced Nov. 29. They pleaded gui…

3 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, conservatives accused in hoax robocall scheme, plead guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two right-wing operatives pleaded guilty on Monday in Cleveland to single felony counts of telecommunications fraud for having placed thousands of false robocalls in Ohio that told people they could be arrested or be forced to receive vaccinations based on information they submitted in votes by mail. Jacob Wohl, 24, of Irvine,…

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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Two right-wing operatives plead guilty to disinformation robocall scheme

A pair of right-wing operatives have each pleaded guilty to robocalling tens of thousands of phones to spread disinformation about vote-by-mail ballots.

3 months ago·Washington, United States
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