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Georgia ‘deportation bus’ GOP candidate reports to jail

December 26, 2018
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In this May 20, 2018 photo Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams participates in a debate in Atlanta. Williams, the former Republican gubernatorial candidate in Georgia who campaigned in a “deportation bus”, has turned himself into county jail, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 after being indicted on charges including insurance fraud. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Georgia who campaigned in a “deportation bus” has turned himself in to county jail after being indicted on charges including insurance fraud.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports an attorney for state Sen. Michael Williams said Wednesday that the indictment presented a “one-sided story” and Williams would be “out soon” after arranging bond.

The charges stem from a May incident when Williams reported that his campaign office was burglarized. Williams’ campaign manager said then that $300,000 worth of computers used to mine cryptocurrency was taken.

Williams is accused of lying to investigators and making a false insurance claim.

Williams finished last in the five-man Republican gubernatorial primary in May. His campaign was based on loyalty to President Donald Trump and a series of publicity stunts, including the controversial “deportation bus.”

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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