GEORGIA: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Michael Williams Charged With Insurance Fraud, Lying To Police

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

State Sen. Michael Williams, who waged a controversial campaign for governor this year, was charged this week with making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May primary.

The indictment, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, accuses the Forysth County Republican of insurance fraud, making false statements and false report of a crime.

The charges issued Tuesday by Hall County authorities relate to a May incident where Williams reported that his Gainesville office was burglarized. At the time, his campaign manager Seth Weathers said $300,000 worth of computers servers were taken from the building.

RELATED: Williams’ now-infamous “Deportation Bus” ad was banned by YouTube as hate speech. In August, Williams defended Trump’s alleged use of the N-word, saying that he only used the word before he became president. Williams was Georgia’s Trump campaign co-chair in 2016.