The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:
A judge on Tuesday ordered Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, two right-wing conspiracy theorists behind robocalls that sought to intimidate Black voters here out of casting mail-in ballots in the 2020 presidential election, to spend 500 hours registering voters in low-income neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C., area. Judge John Sutula placed each on two years of probation, fined each $2,500 and ordered them to wear GPS ankle monitors with home confinement beginning at 8 p.m. each day.
Wohl, 24, and Burkman, 56, attended the hearing via Zoom along with their attorneys. When given the chance to address their charges in court for the first time since they were charged, each man was brief. “I just really want to express my absolute regret and shame over all of this,” Wohl said. Burkman did not share any thoughts of his own. “I would just echo Mr. Wohl’s sentiment,” Burkman said. “I think the same.”
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Wohl and Burkman are still facing similar felony charges in Michigan. In a separate action, the FCC has recommended a $5.1 million fine for the robocalls.
Wohl recently 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 must spend 500 hours registering voters as penance for phony robocalls targeting Black voters in Cleveland https://t.co/qQHPJVCY9w
— David Knowles 🇺🇸 (@writerknowles) November 29, 2022