The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:
A grand jury in Cleveland on Tuesday indicted right-wing political hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman with felony charges connected to a multi-state robocall campaign that prosecutors say was meant to scare voters in urban areas with large minority populations out of voting by mail in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Wohl, 22, of Riverside, California, and Burman, 54, of Arlington, Virginia, are indicted on eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of bribery in connection with more than 8,000 calls that were placed to residents of Cleveland and East Cleveland.
Wohl and Burkman already face similar criminal charges in Michigan and a civil lawsuit in New York City connected to the same scheme. They have denied involvement.
Blundering conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted AGAIN for voter intimidation, this time in Ohio. Wohl also faces charges in Michigan and California, and they're both under FBI investigation. https://t.co/3iQSc9KUw5
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) October 27, 2020
#BREAKING: Two men indicted by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley for devising a robocall scam that attempted to suppress voting in local minority neighborhoods by intimidating residents to refrain from voting by mail. @WEWS
— Emily Hamilton (@emilyhamiltontv) October 27, 2020