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Pair charged in political robocall case surrenders to Michigan authorities

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 08:22:23-04

DETROIT — Two men have turned themselves in to face charges that they are behind robocalls aimed at suppressing the vote among minorities in Michigan, reports the Michigan Attorney General’s office.

Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl reported to the Detroit Detention Center Thursday morning and are scheduled for arraignment at 10:30 a.m.

Burkman, 54, is from Arlington, Va., and Wohl, 22, is from Los Angeles.

The Michigan Attorney General’s office filed charges against the pair on October 1, claiming Burkman and Wohl are behind an effort to discourage citizens from voting in the November election. The calls targeted minorities in Detroit and other major cities.

Both men are charged with intimidatIng voters, conspiracy to commit an election law violation, using a computer to commit a violation of election law, and using a computer to commit a crime of conspiracy.