Tag Archives: Jack Burkman

Federal Court: NY Can Sue Jacob Wohl For $2.75 Million

Law & Crime reports: Facing criminal prosecution in two states, hard-right hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman had their civil liabilities dramatically expand on Wednesday, with a federal judge giving the green light to New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) effort to stick them and others with a $2.75 million fine for robocalls allegedly designed for voter suppression. “There …

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New York Sues Jacob Wohl For $2.75M Over Robocalls

The Daily Beast reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office has filed a lawsuit against bumbling right-wing conspiracy theorists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman over robocalls the pair allegedly made to suppress the Black vote ahead of the 2020 presidential election. James says 5,500 New Yorkers were affected; she’s asking for Wohl and Burkman to …

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Trump Trolls Lose Bid To Dismiss MI Robocall Charges

The Michigan Advance reports: Judge Margaret Van Houten of the state’s Third Circuit Court has rejected a motion by far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl to quash information and dismiss the robocall intimidation case against the pair.  The defendants are each charged with one count of intimidating voters, a five-year felony; one count of conspiracy …

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Trump Trolls Lose Bid To Pause Robocalls Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: Hard-right hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman had wanted to pause a civil suit accusing them of violating the Ku Klux Klan Act through robocalls targeting Black voters until their criminal cases over the same conduct had ended. “It is also important to note that elections occur periodically,” U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero wrote in a …

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New York AG Subpoenas Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman

Yahoo News reports: Letitia James wants Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl to drop a dime on whoever funded their pro-Donald Trump robocall schemes. The state of New York’s Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed two pro-Trump internet trolls in relation to a possible voter suppression scheme. Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 58, have been subpoenaed by Attorney General Letitia James …

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Jacob Wohl’s Lawyers: This Case Might Get To SCOTUS

The Daily Dot reports: Blundering pro-Trump operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman’s legal team think the duo are on track for their case to be heard by the Supreme Court. Wohl and Burkman face felony charges for a robocall scheme authorities say targeted Black voters. Speaking in court on Monday morning, lawyer Scott Grabel and William Amadeo of Grabel & …

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Wohl Attorneys Call Racist Robocalls Protected Speech

Law & Crime reports: Nearly a month has passed since a federal judge found that civil rights groups would prove that hard-right pranksters Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman engaged in “electoral terror” in robocalls that he found reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, lawyers for the duo want the same judge to sanction a civil rights group for filing …

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Wohl And Burkman Bound Over For MI Felony Trial

Patch reports: 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. …

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Federal Court Orders Cultists Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman To Make “Curative” Robocalls To Their Victims

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 …

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Ohio Hits Wohl And Burkman With 15 Felony Charges

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, …

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Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman Represent Themselves In Civil Lawsuit Hearing And It Goes Disastrously For Them

Law & Crime reports: Right-wing activists, hoaxers and alleged fraudsters Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl gave testimony in a civil case on Monday morning. And some of what was said might have less than positive implications for their upcoming criminal trial in Michigan. The decidedly bumbling duo was sued in New York federal court in late October by the National …

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Civil Lawsuit Against Trump Cultists Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman Invokes The Ku Klux Klan Act Of 1871

CNET reports: Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have made names for themselves on the internet as vocal far-right conspiracy theorists and orchestrating over-the-top media stunts. Over the past couple of months, as the election has neared, the duo has worked to deter Black voters from casting ballots. Wohl, 22, and Burkman, 54, reportedly created and funded a robocall campaign that …

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Ohio May Also Charge Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Ohio authorities are considering whether charges are warranted against a pair of conservative extremists already accused of voter intimidation targeting minorities in Michigan. A total of 3,449 robocalls were answered on Ohioans’ phones from the duo: Jack Burkman, 54, of Arlington, Virginia, and Jacob Wohl, 22, of Los Angeles, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Tuesday. …

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MICHIGAN: Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman Surrender On Felony Charges, Flash $100 Bills At Arraignment

The Detroit Free Press reports: Two alleged right wing provocateurs accused of orchestrating a racist and inaccurate robocall campaign to dissuade people from voting surrendered to Michigan authorities Thursday morning, the Michigan attorney general announced in a news release. Jacob Wohl, a 22-year-old Los Angeles resident, and Jack Burkman, a 54-year-old resident of Arlington, Virginia, were arraigned Thursday in the …

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BREAKING: Michigan AG Hits Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman With Multiple Felony Charges For Robocalls

The Daily Beast reports: Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were charged on Thursday for allegedly orchestrating a series of robocalls aimed at suppressing the vote in the November presidential election, Michigan authorities said. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a slew of charges against Burkman, 54, and Wohl, 22, including conspiracy to commit an election law violation and …

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Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman Under FBI Investigation

Wil Sommer reports at The Daily Beast: The FBI is investigating blundering conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for a series of possible crimes, according to a document filed by federal prosecutors. Ironically, the document revealing the investigation was filed just days after Wohl and Burkman staged a fake FBI raid on Burkman’s home in a bid for media …

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Daily Beast: FBI “Raid” Was Staged By Jacob Wohl

The Daily Beast reports: A supposed FBI raid of a home of an infamous Republican dirty trickster appears to have been a ruse—one that began falling apart even as its perpetrators managed to dupe a major national newspaper. On Monday, a Virginia man who responded to a Craisglist ad seeking actors to play FBI agents for a television pilot came …

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UPDATE: FBI “Raid” Was Faked By Jacob Wohl

UPDATE: The story reported this morning by the Washington Post has turned out to be a hoax staged by Jacob Wohl. See the latest here. The Washington Post reports: Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the home of lobbyist, conspiracy theorist and right-wing operative Jack Burkman early Monday morning. Burkman confirmed the raid and said he was not …

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Jacob Wohl Punched At DC Protest After Telling Crowd “Black Lives Matter Is A Terrorist Hate Group” [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Conservative activist Jacob Wohl appears to have been punched in the head or face during an attempt to counterprotest — or, in some eyes, to infiltrate and agitate — amidst a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Washington, D.C. Video and still images of the incident began circulating on social media last night. “After infiltrating and agitating …

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Michigan Attorney General Says Culprits In Robocall Voter Suppression Stunt Face Up To Five Years In Prison

The Daily Beast reports: Michigan state officials are investigating a voter-suppression robocall allegedly tied to blundering conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman. The robocall was aimed at scaring Detroit voters away from using mail-in ballots, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tweeted on Thursday. Benson announced that her office and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel would investigate the call’s …

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