Click On Detroit reports:
Two right-wing political operatives at the center of a robocall scam in Detroit and other U.S. cities have been ordered to call their victims back with a corrective message. Jack Burkman, 54, from Arlington, Virginia and Jacob Wohl, 22, from Los Angeles were ordered by a U.S. district court Wednesday to issue “curative” robocalls to individuals that were previously targeted by an alleged voter-intimidation scheme.
According to officials, the new robocall must be made by 5 p.m. Thursday and must contain the following message:
“At the direction of a United States district court, this call is intended to inform you that a federal court has found that the message you previously received regarding mail-in voting from Project 1599, a political organization founded by Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl, contained false information that has had the effect of intimidating voters, and thus interfering with the upcoming presidential election, in violation of federal voting-rights laws.”
Read the full article. Earlier this week the state of Ohio indicted the pair on 15 felony counts. Wohl faces separate unrelated felony charges in California and both have been hit with a civil suit in New York state that is based, in part, on the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act. They face up to 24 years in the Michigan case and 18 years in Ohio.