A state Senator from Georgia by the name of Michael Williams has turned himself over to authorities due to the accusation of insurance fraud.
The Senator was charged by a Hall County grand jury during December 18th after an investigation was conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. According to prosecutors, previously during May 2017, Williams lied about the theft of computer servers that were being used to mine cryptocurrency for his campaign offices.
During this time, Williams campaign manager claimed that burglars stole a total of $300,000 worth of computer equipment from their offices. Furthermore, he stated to have been using the servers for LPW investments, his business, while conducting campaign-related operations in a different section of the building. Eventually, he was accused by policeman and investigators of lying to them and filing false insurance claim concerning the case.
According to the Gainsville Times, Williams turned himself over to the authorities during December 26th and subsequently released for a $10,000 bond bail. While Williams made no comment on these charges filed against him, his attorney A.J. Richman has continued to defend him. He was quoted by Gainsville Times stating,
Mr. Williams did not do this. We are not really apprised of their evidence yet. While they haven’t disclosed that, I am sure they will soon. But at this point, we don’t know what if they say we did other than what the indictment says.
Williams infamy came from during this campaign to become the next governor of the Peach State, after revealing his statewide tour on a “deportation bus.” Often referring to himself as the most outspoken anti-illegal candidate in the history of the state, drove a bus through the state during his campaign with the messages “Danger: Murderers, kidnappers, rapists, child molesters, and other criminals on board” and “Follow me to Mexico” written on the side of the vehicle.
Williams drew attention from people all over the country when his campaign to become the next governor of the Peach State involved a statewide tour on a “deportation bus.” The Republican Senator, who often referred to himself as the most outspoken anti-illegal candidate in the history of the state, moved throughout the state in a campaign bus which had messages such as “Danger: Murderers, kidnappers, rapists, child molesters, and other criminals on board” and “Follow me to Mexico” on it.