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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 03:13 AM

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

ATLANTA — A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a “deportation bus” has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

Ex-state Sen. Michael Williams was indicted last month in Hall County northeast of Atlanta on charges of insurance fraud and lying to investigators. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Williams requested a jury trial ahead of an arraignment hearing Wednesday. Attorney A.J. Richman said Williams “looks forward to his day in court.”

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

Williams finished last in the five-man Republican gubernatorial primary. He campaigned on loyalty to President Donald Trump and publicity stunts, including the “deportation bus,” symbolically targeting people in the country illegally.

https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20190120/georgia-candidate-behind-deportation-bus-pleads-not-guilty
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