Two men accused of orchestrating a robocall to suppress the vote in Detroit and other cities with significant minority populations have been bound over to circuit court on felony election law charges, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday.
Jack Burkman, 54, and Jacob Wohl, 22, are scheduled to appear in Wayne County Circuit Court on Nov. 12. They were bound over following a hearing last week before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court in Detroit, Nessel’s office said.
The two men are charged with election law – intimidating voters, conspiracy to commit an election law violation, using a computer to commit the crime of election law and using a computer to commit the crime of conspiracy.
Bound Over/Bind Over – At the completion of a preliminary hearing in a felony case, if the judge (or court commissioner) finds probable cause to believe that the defendant committed a felony, the case is then assigned to a circuit court judge for trial. The complaint is filed in court and is a public document.