The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:
Two right-wing conspiracy theorists who placed thousands of robocalls with false information to largely minority and Democratic voters in Cleveland in the months before the November 2020 election pleaded guilty on Monday to a felony charge.
Jacob Wohl, 24, of Irvine, California, and Jack Burkman, 56, of Arlington, Virginia, face a maximum of a year in prison after they pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony charge of telecommunications fraud.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John Sutula set sentencing for Nov. 29. He allowed Wohl and Burkman to attend the hearing via Zoom.
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Wohl and Burkman are still facing similar felony charges in Michigan. And in a separate action, the FCC has recommended a $5.1 million fine for the robocalls.
Wohl last appeared on JMG when he showed up outside the Supreme Court with a bullhorn to ridicule those mourning the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
As you surely recall, during the 2016 campaign Wohl and Burkman hired actors to falsely accuse multiple prominent Democrats of various sexual offenses.
Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman plead guilty to felony for 2020 election robocalls targeting Cleveland voters https://t.co/3C91CH9zZn
— Devlin Barrett (@DevlinBarrett) October 24, 2022